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I am studying database systems and using MySQL and phpMyAdmin.

The editor that comes with phpMyAdmin is plain editor that does not highlight any special syntax like for example: gEdit in ubuntu.

Can I change the editor?

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Update your phpMyAdmin. The latest version (3.5) has exactly what you describe.

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There's a demo available from their try page where you can see the syntax highlighting. –  Su' Jul 16 '12 at 9:39

Maybe some javascript libs (like CodeMirror.net) could add colors to phpMyAdmin editor but I think it's too much work with source code of phpMyAdmin.

It's better and faster to use others application.

For MySQL I use HeidiSQL (windows) or DBeaver (java = windows/linux/mac)

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+1 for HeidiSQL –  John Conde Jun 17 '12 at 19:45

Navicat is a good MySQL editor and management application for windows.

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phpMyAdmin is a security hole waiting to happen. I use Navicat over an SSH tunnel. It's a native connection function they have and Navicat works a lot nicer as a complete phpMyAdmin replacement. You're not any longer dependent on a huge and slow php application to do your work. It was one of those programs worth the money I paid for it.

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