SQLGrinder
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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
What's New
Version 2.0.8:
  • Fixed a randomly occurring crash when saving result sets
Requirements
  • Intel/PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.4 or later
  • JDK 1.5, JDBC driver



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Luismurbina reviewed on 07 Feb 2013
This application seems to have been abandoned by the developers.
[Version 2.0.8]

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Before Dawn Solutions, Inc. (developer) replied on 26 Feb 2013
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.
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N. Silva commented on 01 Sep 2009
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.
[Version 2.0.8]

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Adrian replied on 16 Sep 2009
Seconded!
(I'll be upgrading to Snow Leopard shortly, now it looks like I'll have to hold off.)
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Tim Newton replied on 09 Oct 2009
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!
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Tim Newton replied on 09 Oct 2009
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.
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Tim Newton replied on 09 Oct 2009
http://www.advenio.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1241
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Adrian replied on 11 Oct 2009
Thanks for that. I notice he's still actively updating the weblog, but it's all about MacGourmet.
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barefeettom reviewed on 04 May 2008
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).
[Version 2.0.8]


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barefeettom commented on 09 Mar 2008
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.
[Version 2.0.8]

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mdupuis282 (developer) replied on 14 Mar 2008
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.
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T-Newton commented on 21 Jan 2008
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
[Version 2.0.6]

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mdupuis282 (developer) replied on 21 Jan 2008
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.
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mdupuis282 (developer) replied on 21 Jan 2008
If anyone else sees this issue, downloading a fresh copy should resolve the problem mentioned.
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T-Newton replied on 29 Jan 2008
That fixed it alright. SQLGrinder is editor of choice.
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tijej reviewed on 17 Apr 2007
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.
[Version 2.0.5]


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macintoshkernel commented on 26 Apr 2006
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.
[Version 2.0b12]


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Anonymous reviewed on 25 Oct 2005
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!
[Version 2.0b6]

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Anonymous commented on 26 Oct 2005
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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Anonymous reviewed on 15 Aug 2005
I've been a registered user of SQL Grinder since 2003 and use it often to connect to MySQL, Sybase, DB2 (AS400) and Oracle databases. I like the new version so far - it has some minor issues, but it's a beta...
[Version 2.0b1]


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Atropos commented on 15 Aug 2005
2.0b1 crashes immediately upon launch under Mac OS X 10.4.2.
[Version 2.0b1]

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Anonymous commented on 15 Aug 2005
Problems like this, especially with beta releases, are best addressed by sending email to our support email address, so that action can be taken on them immediately. Thanks
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Anonymous commented on 15 Aug 2005
Just to update, removing your old preferences file should solve this problem.
There are currently no troubleshooting comments. If you are experiencing a problem with this app, please post a comment.


+9

Before Dawn Solutions rated on 06 Jul 2012

[Version 2.0.8]


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Version Downloads:3,911
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License:Demo
Date:07 Mar 2008
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $59.00
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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 and make building SQL queries and database schemas easier than it has ever been on the Mac:

  • Support for any database with an available JDBC driver
  • Multiple editor windows and schema browsers
  • Result sets displayed in data tables that can be searched and sorted
  • Export of delimited text from data tables
  • Data snapshots that provide temporary result set views
  • Interactive SQL statement library that maintains query history
  • Built with Cocoa, follows the Aqua Human Interface Guidelines
This new version has been completely rewritten from the ground up and features many new and improved features including faster overall performance, multiple editor and result set history buffers, code completion using database keywords and table, column and procedure names, client-side result set searching and sorting, sleep detection, table add, drop and truncate functionality, improved data import and export and much more.

Owners of the current version can purchase an upgrade for only $19 by sending their current registration information to upgrades@sqlgrinder.com.


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