When in the MySQL Workbench tool, configuring the "Options File," I see a drop-down in the lower right corner with the options:
By default, 'mysqld' is selected and I see my configuration file's (which is loaded and in use) absolute path, opposite (left) of the aforementioned drop-down. When I alternate between the different drop-down options, the fields change in the various tabs of options that are modifiable. I expect this behavior. However, what I don't understand is what the 3 drop-down options are for, overall. I see the 'Apply' and 'Discard' button, so I'm under the assumption they're there for a reason. I don't know what the differentiation is intended for or how it would impact my server if I were to select versus the other and click Apply.
Can someone explain to me what these are for and the impact they have? I've tried researching this issue, already, but have had no luck with any explanation to this.
- Windows 7 Pro (Server)
- MySQL 5.6.20 (64-bit)
- MySQL Workbench 6.2.3