I am running MySQL Workbench 6.3 CE. The following is the default look of the UI:

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I can query the INFORMATION_SCHEMA database, but it is not shown by default under the SCHEMAS section in the navigator panel on the left. Why is this, and how can I get this database to show up on the said panel?

1 Answer 1


Click on

Edit -> Preferences -> SQL Editor and then check the box "Show Metadata and Internal Schemas"

Click on Refresh icon on the right side of Schemas in the left side bar.

I am using 6.3CE. Older versions may have something similar.

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    @Sabuncu glad it worked out.
    – Allen King
    Jul 2, 2017 at 15:17
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    You really deserve an extra point for the tip on refreshing the display. Thanks again.
    – Sabuncu
    Jul 2, 2017 at 15:21
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    2022, this answer is as usefull as it gets :) ! Thanks! Oct 4, 2022 at 17:35

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