DataGrip 2016.2 Help

Managing Data Sources

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See also, Defining a database in DataGrip.

Data sources

To be able to work with your databases in DataGrip, you should define them as data sources.

In addition to data sources that correspond to real databases (DB data sources), DataGrip also supports DDL data sources. These are represented by one or more SQL files containing data definition language statements (SQL DDL statements).

Metaphorically, DDL data sources function as databases without data.

Data sources provide the basis for SQL coding assistance and code validation.

Creating a DB data source for H2 or SQLite by means of drag and drop

If you have H2 or SQLite database files available locally, you can create DB data sources for them by dragging the files to the Database tool window. The files can be dragged from the Files tool window, or from your file manager (e.g. Explorer or Finder).

  1. If the database files are in your DataGrip working folder, open the Files tool window. Otherwise, open your file manager.
  2. Open the Database tool window.
  3. Select the file or files of interest in the Files tool window, or in your file manager.
  4. Drag the selected file or files into the Database tool window. (For each of the files a separate data source will be created.)
  5. If you don't have the necessary database driver files yet, you can download them now. Click iconManageDataSources on the toolbar of the Database tool window. (Alternatively, select Properties from the context menu.)
  6. In the Data Sources and Drivers dialog that opens, within the line Driver files missing, click the Download link.
  7. Click Test Connection to make sure that DataGrip can properly communicate with the database.
  8. Click OK in the Data Sources and Drivers dialog.

Creating a DDL data source

  1. Open the Database tool window and click iconManageDataSources on the toolbar.
  2. In the Data Sources and Drivers dialog that opens, click add and select DDL Data Source.
  3. In the Name field, if necessary, edit the name of the data source.
  4. Under DDL Files, click add and select the necessary SQL file or files in the dialog that opens.
  5. From the Extend list, if necessary, select another data source as a parent. As a result, the data source whose properties you are editing will "inherit" all the DDL definitions from its parent.
  6. Click OK to save the settings and close the dialog.

Creating a DDL data source by means of drag and drop

You can create DDL data sources by dragging DDL SQL files to the Database tool window. The files can be dragged from the Files tool window, or from your file manager (e.g. Explorer or Finder).

  1. If the necessary DDL SQL files are in your DataGrip working folder, open the Files tool window. Otherwise, open your file manager.
  2. Open the Database tool window.
  3. If you already have one or more DDL data sources defined but there are no DB data sources, expand one of the data source nodes in the Database tool window.
  4. Select the file or files of interest in the Files tool window, or in your file manager.
  5. Drag the selected file or files into the Database tool window. For a new data source to be created, the red border, when dropping the file or files, should surround most of the window area (rather than one of the existing data sources).
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Changing data source settings

  1. Open the Database tool window and select the data source of interest.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Click iconManageDataSources on the toolbar.
    • Select Properties from the context menu.
    • Press Ctrl+Shift+Alt+S.
  3. In the Data Sources and Drivers dialog that opens, edit the settings as necessary. See:

Removing data sources

To remove unnecessary data sources, you can use the Database tool window or the Data Sources and Drivers dialog.

Using the Database tool window. Select the data sources to be removed and do one of the following:

  • Press Delete.
  • Select Delete from the context menu.
  • Select Edit | Delete.

Using the Data Sources and Drivers dialog. Select the data sources to be removed and do one of the following:

  • Click delete on the toolbar.
  • Press Delete.
  • Select Remove from the context menu.
Last modified: 21 July 2016