DataGrip 2022.2 Help

Create, open, move, and close projects

Create projects

You can create empty projects or projects with attached directories. The attached directories can be the folders that are stored locally on your machine or cloned from VCS.

DataGrip project overview

New project

  1. Launch DataGrip.

    If the Welcome screen opens, click Open.

  2. In the dialog that opens, specify the new project name or location, and click OK.

  3. (Optional) In the opened dialog, choose the way you want to open the project.

    Open the project in the current window, new window, or attach it to the existing project
    • New Window: If you selected New Window, a new project is opened in its own window. You can switch between projects using the Window menu.

    • This Window: In this case, DataGrip closes the current project and uses the existing window for a newly opened project.

New project from VCS

You can clone directories from VCS into your new project. The directories will be available in the Files tool window.

  1. Launch DataGrip.

    If the Welcome screen opens, click Get from VCS. Otherwise, create a new project first.

    • From the main menu, select File | New | Project to create a new project.

    • In the new project window, select Git | Get from Version Control.

  2. In the dialog that opens, specify the repository URL in the URL field and directory path for the files in the Directory field.

  3. Click Clone.

  4. (Optional) Once the repository is cloned, select the way you want to open your new project. Find more information about trusting the projects in Project security.

Open projects

In DataGrip, you can open projects as folders. If a folder does not contain an .idea subfolder with the project settings, then the subfolder will be created.

Open a project

  1. Launch DataGrip.

    If the Welcome screen opens, click Open.

  2. In the dialog that opens, select the project folder, and click OK.

    Alternatively, drag the project folder from your file browser window to the Welcome screen.

  3. (Optional) In the opened dialog, choose the way you want to open the project.

    Open the project in the current window, new window, or attach it to the existing project
    • New Window: If you selected New Window, a new project is opened in its own window. You can switch between projects using the Window menu.

    • This Window: In this case, DataGrip closes the current project and uses the existing window for a newly opened project.

Open a recent project

  1. Select File | Open Recent and then select the name of the project.

  2. (Optional) In the opened dialog, choose the way you want to open the project.

    Open the project in the current window, new window, or attach it to the existing project
    • New Window: If you selected New Window, a new project is opened in its own window. You can switch between projects using the Window menu.

    • This Window: In this case, DataGrip closes the current project and uses the existing window for a newly opened project.

Open projects in a new or the same window

By default, when you launch the second of any subsequent project, the IDE asks you how you want to open it: in a new window or in the same window. You can configure the default behavior for such cases in the settings:

  1. In the Settings/Preferences dialog (Ctrl+Alt+S), select Appearance & Behavior | System Settings.

  2. In the Project section, select the necessary Open project in option:

    • New window: open every project in a separate window.

    • Current window: close the current project and open the new one in the same window.

    • Ask: show a dialog with actions to choose from.

    the System Settings page in Settings/Preferences
  3. Apply the changes and close the dialog.

Always reopen projects

If you quit the IDE having multiple opened projects, they all will be reopened the next time you launch DataGrip. If you don't want to automatically reopen your projects, you can change this behavior in the settings:

  1. In the Settings/Preferences dialog (Ctrl+Alt+S), select Appearance & Behavior | System Settings.

  2. In the Project section, clear the Reopen projects on startup checkbox.

    the System Settings page in Settings/Preferences
  3. Apply the changes and close the dialog.

Change project location

Move a project to another location

  1. In the Files tool window Alt+2, right-click the root directory of your project and select Refactor | Move directory (F6).

  2. In the dialog that opens, specify a new location for the project and click Refactor.

    Moving a project to another location

Change the default location for projects

  1. In the Settings/Preferences dialog (Ctrl+Alt+S), select Appearance & Behavior | System Settings.

  2. In the Default project directory field, specify the path to the folder in which you want to store your projects.

    Changing the default location for projects
  3. Apply the changes and close the dialog.

Close project

If this was the only open project, DataGrip, as a result, will show the Welcome screen.

  • Select File | Close Project.

Last modified: 13 October 2022