Generating a Data Structure Definition (DDL) File
To generate a data structure definition (DDL) file
In the Database tool window, select the desired data source, table, or column, and do one of the following:
- Select Copy DDL in the context menu.
- Press Ctrl+Shift+C.
As a result, PhpStorm will place the generated statements onto the clipboard.
Create a file with the desired name
and the extension
- Open the new file in the editor and paste the generated statements from the clipboard.
PhpStorm parses the specified file according to the SQL dialect assigned to it or its parent. To have the data structure created successfully, this dialect should support DDL statements. SQL dialect settings are specified on the SQL Dialects page of the Settings dialog box.
Note that you can change the SQL dialect for any SQL or DDL file open in the editor by selecting the corresponding context menu command.