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In order to create and alter your database objects like Tables, Views, Triggers etc, Database Workbench has specialized Object Editors (more information about each type of editor can be found here). These editors can be reached via the Editors toolbar, or the main menu Editors | <object editor name>, or the Database Navigator by double clicking (or the context menu) any object or double clicking any object folder (like Tables) in the treeview.
The Editors Toolbar
The small arrows besides the buttons let you select a previously opened editor. The current active editor is shown in bold in these menus. The default action of the buttons is to create a new object editor.
All object editors have a similar layout:
Example Object Editor - in this case, a Firebird Trigger Editor
All object-editors have the "object selection" drop down boxes that list all objects (of a type the editor understands) in your database. In the above example, you can see that Triggers are "sub-objects" of tables and views. In the case of sub-objects, you have two selection boxes and the first one always lists the "parent-objects" like Tables.
There's also a toolbar with several buttons - the minimum amount of buttons is always a New, Create/Alter, Drop and Extract DDL button. The New button creates a new object for you, that won't be saved into your database until you use the Create/Alter button. That goes for any change - nothing will be saved unless you tell Database Workbench to do so.