MySQL WorkBench Data Export Feature Does Not Set Up Password Correctly (Doc ID 2127372.1)

Last updated on MARCH 08, 2017

Applies to:

MySQL Workbench - Version 6.3 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

On : 6.3 version, Migration Toolkit

ACTUAL BEHAVIOR
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The Data Export feature creates a default file with empty password. This causes a failed login attempt when trying to export the data.

EXPECTED BEHAVIOR
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The default file should be correct in content.


STEPS
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The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1) Use mysql_config_editor to create a client configuration for some DB host
2) Load MySQL Workbench, connect to some different DB host than step 1
3) Try to do a data export
4) See in the progress window that it fails
5) Grab a tmp*.cnf file from the temp directory before it gets deleted, and notice how it has a blank password field
6) Use mysql_config_edtor to reset the client configuration
7) Try the data export again

BUSINESS IMPACT
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The issue has the following business impact:
Due to this issue, users cannot manage their data export simply for multiple mysqld instances.

Cause

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