Version 7.0 of HeidiSQL has been released. HeidiSQL is an increasingly popular lightweight GUI Windows client for MySQL that can be used for operations including editing and creating data, tables, views and stored procedures.
It can be used as a client for MariaDB as well as MySQL, and this latest version adds some basic support for working with data in Microsoft SQL Server. The new release will let you execute queries and edit data in SQL Server, as well as exporting the data.
HeidiSQL is GPLv2 licensed and comes bundled with the Windows installers of MariaDB. It will also run on any Linux with Wine. The main advantage of the software is the fact it’s a GUI which means you can work visually without the need to remember table and column names.
You can use HeidiSQL to connect to multiple database servers, and can transfer data between servers. There are also options for managing user privileges, carrying out bulk edits, and viewing (and stopping) running processes. This latest release adds more admin features, including the ability to manage users, set account resource limits, and manage SSL settings.
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