SQL files include instructions in the so-called Structured Query Language, a database language for creating, querying and manipulating relational databases. Slq files are basically programs or scripts that apply instructions or operations to a database.
SQL files can be read and executed by any SQL compatible database program or server. Even programming environments that provide an sql-compatible database connection can use SQL files, since SQL code can also be embedded in program code. To view and edit an SQL file, a normal text editor is sufficient.
Most often resolving problems with opening SQL files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support SQL files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of SQL files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.
It is possible that although a compatible program has been installed on user’s system, it is not used by the system to open it. This may happen because no default application was associated with this type of files. To associate SQL files with given application, select "Open with" from drop-down menu (accessed by right-clicking on the file). Then select from the list the program or application you want to be used to open this type of file. If the MySQL applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where MySQL has been installed.
Sometimes problems with opening SQL files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as: