Context live templates
Context live templates is a solution for anyone who wants to generate simple statements straight from the Database tool window. While live templates cover many cases where you need to write a simple query, context live templates take into account the context of the database explorer and the data source that you are using.
In the following animation, we use the Select first N rows from a table context live template for PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL Server, and MySQL. Depending on a table of a data source, DataGrip generates different queries.
In contrast to regular live templates, context live templates use
dbColumns expressions for template variables and are applied to the Any SQL Statement context. For more information about template variables, see Live template variables.
Context live templates also work from the data editor. If you are working with a table and you wish to query it, you can the SQL scripts action and select the template that you need.
View context templates
Open settings by pressing Ctrl+Alt+S and navigate to.
Live templates, which use
dbColumnsexpressions for template variables and are applied to the Any SQL Statement context, are considered context. For example, you can view the select first N rows from a table template.
Apply context templates to database objects
In the Database tool window ( ), right-click a database object (for example, a table or a view) and navigate to .
Select from the list a context template.