CLion 2023.1 Help

Azure SQL Database

Microsoft Azure supports PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB, and other Database Management Systems (DBMS). If you want to connect to these data sources, create data source connections that correspond to these DMBS. In CLion, these connections already include necessary JDBC drivers. So, if you want to connect to the Azure database for PostgreSQL, create the PostgreSQL connection.

  1. In your Microsoft Azure account, create an SQL data source. For more information about the Azure SQL Database, read Azure SQL Database documentation at

  2. In the Database tool window ( View | Tool Windows | Database) , click the Data Source Properties icon The Data Source Properties icon.

  3. On the Data Sources tab in the Data Sources and Drivers dialog, click the Add icon (The Add icon) and select Azure SQL Database.

  4. Check if there is a Download missing driver files link at the bottom of the data source settings area. As you click this link, CLion downloads drivers that are required to interact with a database. The IDE does not include bundled drivers in order to have a smaller size of the installation package and to keep driver versions up-to-date for each IDE version.

    You can specify your drivers for the data source if you do not want to download the provided drivers. For more information about creating a database connection with your driver, see Add a user driver to an existing connection.

  5. Specify database connection details. Alternatively, paste the JDBC URL in the URL field.

    To delete a password, right-click the Password field and select Set Empty.

  6. (Optional) To use Azure Active Directory Authentication, you can select Azure Active Directory password or Azure Active Directory interactive options from the Authentication list.

    If you select the Azure Active Directory password option, you need to specify your username and password for the Azure Active Directory in User and Password fields, respectively.

    To authorize your connection from the browser, select Azure Active Directory interactive. In this case, you will be redirected to, where you need to authorize with your Active Directory (AD) account. Then the browser will send the authentication information to the IDE.

    You might need to download additional libraries for Azure Active Directory Authentication. To use SQL authentication, select User & Password.

  7. To ensure that the connection to the data source is successful, click the Test Connection link.

  8. (Optional) If you are connecting to a data source that contains a lot of databases and schemas, in the Schemas tab, select the schemas that you need to work with.

  9. Click OK to create the data source.

Last modified: 21 June 2023