Mysql – Create a new database with MySQL Workbench


Being new to MySQL, I have installed the latest version of the MySQL Workbench (5.2.33). I would like to know how you can create a database with this application. In the Overview tab of the SQL editor there are few "MySQL Schema" displayed, are these schemas the existing databases?

Best Solution

  1. Launch MySQL Workbench.
  2. On the left pane of the welcome window, choose a database to connect to under "Open Connection to Start Querying".
  3. The query window will open. On its left pane, there is a section titled "Object Browser", which shows the list of databases. (Side note: The terms "schema" and "database" are synonymous in this program.)
  4. Right-click on one of the existing databases and click "Create Schema...". This will launch a wizard that will help you create a database.

If you'd prefer to do it in SQL, enter this query into the query window:


Press CTRL + Enter to submit it, and you should see confirmation in the output pane underneath the query window. You'll have to right-click on an existing schema in the Object panel and click "Refresh All" to see it show up, though.