If you use Sequel Pro to administer MySQL databases, and have lots of custom queries saved, you might be shocked to find there is currently no export feature for the query favorites.
Don’t worry, just open up the terminal (or iTerm) and save a copy of your Favorites.plist to re import. In my case I want to maintain a copy in Dropbox.
First lets save a copy of your connections.
cp ~/Library/Application\ Support/Sequel\ Pro/Data/Favorites.plist ~/Dropbox/SequelPro_Favorites.plist
To import your Favorite connections, just reverse the steps.
cp ~/Dropbox/SequelPro_Favorites.plist . ~/Library/Application\ Support/Sequel\ Pro/Data/Favorites.plist
Now if you (re)open Sequel Pro your favorites will be there.
Now lets open the Sequel Pro Query editor and open your favorites. (Option + Command + F). Select edit.
Select the queries you want to export. Use the little settings gear icon to select “Export Selected Favorites”.
This will create an SPF file that you can then import into your new system.
There unfortunately seems to be no way to export these settings from the command line, but if you find a way be sure to let us know.
Ben has been building VoIP solutions for over 15 years, has over 25 years of Linux administration experience, and enjoys problem-solving. When he is not coding something in Python, or tinkering with some project, you can often find him wandering through the forests and parks of the Pacific Northwest enjoying waterfalls, trails, and animals.