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SQLGrinder is a SQL editor and developer tool which allows database developers to easily create, edit and execute SQL queries as well as browse their database structures.

Using SQLGrinder and JDBC drivers, developers can connect to any databases that supports JDBC, including Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL, FrontBase, Openbase SQL, Microsoft SQL Server and Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise. Because SQLGrinder is built using Apple's Cocoa framework, it looks and feels like a Mac OS X application and adheres to Apple's Aqua Human Interface Guidelines.

SQLGrinder provides many features that add to developer productivity more...

What's New

Version 2.0.8:
  • Fixed a randomly occurring crash when saving result sets

Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.4 or later
  • JDK 1.5, JDBC driver

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--marc Member IconComment+35
--marc
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SQLGrinder is gone. The sqlgrinder.com URL redirects to "parked-at-GoDaddy" page.

For years, SQLGrinder was a nice app to have ... until the updates stopped.

Then I've used RazorSQL. RazorSQL is capable; however, the Java UI is somewhat busy and not-so-intuitive.

So moving on again, I've found Valentina as a good solution for MySQL, PostgreSQL & SQLite.

Had SQLGrinder evolved with continued support, I would have been happy to stay with SQLGrinder.

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Version 2.0.8
Luismurbina Member IconReview+4
Luismurbina
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This application seems to have been abandoned by the developers.

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Version 2.0.8
Before Dawn Solutions, Inc. (Developer)
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Not abandoned in dormant period. Unfortunately the app as it currently stands requires JDBC which Apple removed.

We are in the process of updating it, but it is taking longer (much longer) than expected.

It is coming, just much slower than expected.

N. Silva Member IconComment+12
N. Silva
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The app immediately dies after launch on Snow Leopard. I hope it gets fixed soon-it's been a really useful tool for me working with PostgreSQL.

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Version 2.0.8
Adrian
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Seconded!
(I'll be upgrading to Snow Leopard shortly, now it looks like I'll have to hold off.)

Tim Newton
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I've been able to get it to launch in Snow Leopard by setting the option to open in Rosetta (Get Info on the app), but the connections popup menu doesn't work so you can't connect to any database. Can't wait for an update too!

Tim Newton
+0

Here's a link to the issue on the app's support board

Does not look promising that a Snow Leopard version will be coming.

Tim Newton
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http://www.advenio.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1241

Adrian
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Thanks for that. I notice he's still actively updating the weblog, but it's all about MacGourmet.

barefeettom Member IconReview+20
barefeettom
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Here's a detailed comparison of SQLGrinder with alternative SQLite GUI programs:

http://www.tandb.com.au/sqlite/compare/

Overall SQLGrinder stacks up reasonably well. The GUI is very nice. The biggest problem is probably the inability to show the actual SQL of the schema (SQLGrinder rewrites it in the output, see the "Edit/view SQL of selected table, view" entry in the comparison site above).

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Version 2.0.8
barefeettom Member IconComment+20
barefeettom
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SQLGrinder looks quite promising, being a real Cocoa app (not one of those ugly Java apps). The syntax coloring seems to understand context more than most other SQL editors and the data browsing abilities seem good.

However, I can't connect to my SQLite databases. I finally managed to load a working SQLite JDBC driver and connect to my database but I get an error whenever I try to execute some SQL "SQLite only supports type_forward_only cursors". That stops me testing any further.

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Version 2.0.8
mdupuis282 (Developer)
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This is really best and issue sent to support, but there is additional information here: http://www.sqlgrinder.com/blog/2007/04/sqlgrinder-and-sqlite.html. I use SQLGrinder and SQLite a lot, so this information should help.

T-Newton Member IconComment+1
T-Newton
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Vers. 2.0.6 won't start up at all on my iMac 2007, Leopard. Had to use Time Machine to restore version 2.0.5. Here's the error from CONSOLE:

Reason: Incompatible library version: SQLGrinder requires version 1.0.0 or later, but OmniBase provides version 0.0.0

Exited abnormally: Trace/BPT trap

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Version 2.0.6
mdupuis282 (Developer)
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Please report this to support rather than posting problems here, as I don't monitor this all the time. I'm not sure where that error is coming from as 2.0.6 has been tested on multiple Leopard installs that I have... and that seems to be Omni related, so there must be some kind of conflict there.

mdupuis282 (Developer)
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If anyone else sees this issue, downloading a fresh copy should resolve the problem mentioned.

T-Newton
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That fixed it alright. SQLGrinder is editor of choice.

tijej Member IconReview+29
tijej
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I'm quite surprised with the bad reviews for this software.

Honestly, I've tried all the GUI apps to handle my mySQL database.

This one is fast, reliable and nice. What more do you want ?

A bit expensive though if you (as I) only need mySQL connectivity. But all in all a very nice program.

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Version 2.0.5
macintoshkernel Member IconComment+0
macintoshkernel
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SEAN W, I think you confusedthis app with eSuite4X or YourSQL. I cound not disagree with you more. I've tested all the top mac MySQL Clients, and this app has the best GUI and layout.

First off, the icons are nice and sharp looking, the other apps out there for mac, have some of the worst Icons I have ever seen, some are just blurry and non-dentifiable meshes of pixels.

To be honest all but one of the MySQL gui apps on the Mac suck. I honestly must say that SQLGrinder has been fast in my production tests, connectivity is smooth and it has not crashed on me yet. I can only speak for me but this is the best of breed mac MySQL Client. nuff said.

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Version 2.0b12
Sean W Member IconReview+0
Sean W
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This genre of application is poorly represented on the Macintosh platform and consists mainly of Java applications or over priced Carbon apps. SQLGrinder may be a Cocoa application but other than that there's not a lot to say that's positive and it can only be described as a mediocre effort at best. The application does have a relatively decent spec but it's unintuitive to use and features an interface that looks like neither OSX nor Windows thanks to the cheap stock icons. Couple all of this with the glacial speed at which the developer seems to work (it was supposed to be ready in August but that comment was removed in late July from the developers blog) and it doesn't make a compelling buy, certainly not with a $50 price tag.

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Version 2.0b7
Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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I'd just like to point out an inaccuracy in your review. Personal opinions on usability, icons, and development speed expectations aside, all of which we can agree to disagree on, (there's a free demo, so each person is free to try it and judge for themselves) the claim that SQLGrinder 2 was supposed to be released in August is false. The post referred to, I'm guessing, is this one: http://www.michaeldupuis.com/TheSoftwareUnderground/2005/08/sqlgrinder-2-beta-1-now-available.html, which wasn't removed, it just didn't get republished correctly when the blog moved domains. It clearly states and has always stated, "How long will the beta period last? Well, it will last as long as it needs to." I'd also like to point out that during the entire beta period, SQLGrinder 2 usage as been unrestricted, and has not required a registration. Thanks.

Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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SQLGrinder absolutely sucks. It disconnects constantly and as a result is vastly more inconvenient to use than PHPmyAdmin. My advice? Stay away. Bad software, bad!

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Version 2.0b6
Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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SQLGrinder is currently in beta, so it's still not without problems; that's what beta releases are for. However, disconnection problems are usually server side issues so I don't think it's the application itself that has this problem, and I don't believe we've received a bug report from "anonymous" reporting this issue. To that end, beta 6 does do more checking to deal with disconnections on the server side now, so the application will deal with server disconnects gracefully.

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Version 2.0.8
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Date 07 Mar 2008
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
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