DataGrip 2024.1 Help

User interface

When you open a new project in DataGrip, the IDE shows you the basic elements and a few useful shortcuts. Some of the main user interface elements of DataGrip are as follows:

Depending on the set of plugins and configuration settings, your IDE may look and behave differently.

Focus: Alt+Home

Show/hide: View | Appearance | Navigation Bar

The navigation bar is a quick alternative to the Project view, where you can go through the structure of your database, open specific files, and jump to specific code elements in the current file.

It is located in the status bar at the bottom of the main window. You can change its location: in the main menu, go to View | Appearance | Navigation Bar and select Top to display the navigation bar in the top part of the IDE window or Don't show to disable it.

Navigation bar at the top of the main window
Navigation bar in the Status bar

Action indicators and action list

Open the list of available actions: Alt+Enter

Various icons that appear in the gutter, for example, the Yellow bulb icon, help you notice quick-fixes and other actions. Clicking such action indicator or pressing Alt+Enter opens an action list with all other actions that are available at the current caret position.

Query console

Focus: Escape

Use the query console to read, write, and run your SQL code.

Query console

Data editor and viewer

Use the data editor to sort, filter, add, edit, and remove the data of database objects, CSV files, and query results.

Data editor and viewer

Query result tabs

View result sets of your queries in the Services tool window result tabs.

The results of the SELECT statements in the result tabs of Services tool window

Status bar

Show/hide: View | Appearance | Status Bar

The left part of the status bar at the bottom of the main window shows the most recent event messages. Click a message in the status bar to open it in the Notifications tool window. Right-click the message in the status bar and select Copy to paste the message text when you are searching for a solution to a problem or need to add it to a support ticket or to the DataGrip issue tracker.

The status bar also shows the progress of background tasks. You can click Background tasks to show the Background Tasks manager.

The right part of the status bar contains widgets that indicate the overall project and IDE status and provide access to various settings. Depending on the set of plugins and configuration settings, the set of widgets can change. Right-click the status bar to select the widgets that you want to show or hide.

The blinking Error notification status icon icon in the status bar indicates that an internal IDE error has occurred. Click to view the error descriptions and submit reports.

Customize the icons on the Status bar



Status Text

Shows the most recent event messages and descriptions of actions when you hover over them with the mouse pointer.

Click a message in the status bar to open it in the Notifications tool window. Right-click the message in the status bar and select Copy to paste the message text when you are searching for a solution to a problem or need to add it to a support ticket or to the DataGrip issue tracker.

Line:Column Number

Shows the line and column number of the current caret position in the editor. Click the numbers to move the caret to a specific line and column. If you select a code fragment in the editor, DataGrip also shows the number of characters and line breaks in the selected fragment.

Line Separator

Shows the line endings used to break lines in the current file. Click this widget to change the line separators.

File Encoding

Shows the encoding used to view the current file. Click the widget to use another encoding.


Indicates that the column selection mode is enabled for the current editor tab. You can press Alt+Shift+Insert to toggle it.

Read-Only Attribute

Click to lock the file from editing (set it to read-only) or unlock it if you want to edit the file.

Git Branch

If version control integration is enabled, this widget shows the current VCS branch. Click it to manage VCS branches.


Shows the indent style used in the current file. Click to configure the tab and indent settings for the current file type or disable indent detection in the current project.

Memory Indicator

Shows the amount of memory that DataGrip consumes out of the total amount of heap memory. For more information, refer to Increase the memory heap of the IDE.


Opens the Notifications tool window. The indicator next to the icon marks new notifications and their importance: a blue dot marks regular events and unimportant suggestions. A red dot marks errors and important suggestions.

Tool windows

Show/hide: View | Tool Windows

Tool windows provide functionality that supplements editing code. For example, the Database Explorer shows you the structure of your database, and the Services tool window displays the output of your SQL code when you run it.

By default, tool windows are docked to the sides and bottom of the main window. You can arrange them as necessary, undock, resize, hide, and so on. Right-click the title of the tool window or click The Show Options Menu button in the title for its arrangement options.

You can assign shortcuts to quickly access the tool windows that you frequently use. Some of them have shortcuts by default. For example, to open the Database Explorer, press ⌘ 1, and to open the Services tool window, press Alt+8. To jump from the editor to the last active tool window, press F12.

Context menus

You can right-click various elements of the interface to see the actions available in the current context of this element. For example, right-click a database object in the Database Explorer for actions related to that database object, or right-click in the query console to see actions that apply to the current code fragment.

Most of these actions can also be performed from the main menu at the top of the screen or the main window. Actions with shortcuts show the shortcut next to the action name.

Popup menus provide quick access for actions related to the current IDE and database context. Here are some useful popup menus and their shortcuts:

  • Alt+Insert opens the Generate popup for generating boilerplate code based on the context.

  • Ctrl+Alt+Shift+T opens the Refactor This popup with a list of contextually available refactorings.

  • Alt+` opens the VCS Operations popup with contextually available actions for your version control system.

You can create custom popup menus using quick lists of actions that you often use.

Tool window bar

Tool window bar is located in the main window header and contains the icons of tool windows. Click an icon to show or hide the tool window. A right-click on an icon will open the context menu, where you can hide or move the tool window. You can also drag tool window icons to rearrange tool windows.

By default, the toolbar has icons of the following tool windows: Database Explorer the Database Explorer icon, Services the Services tool window icon, and Files the Files tool window icon.

Tool window bar

For more information about tool window bar, refer to Tool window bars and buttons.


Show/hide: View | Appearance | Toolbar

Several widgets are located in the toolbar in the window header. From left to right:

Window header
  1. Main menu (Windows and Linux only)

    The main menu is now hidden under the hamburger icon. To access menu categories, click the icon or press Alt+\. The elements will appear horizontally over other header widgets.

    You can display the main menu as a separate toolbar: go to Settings | Appearance & Behavior | New UI and enable the Show main menu in a separate toolbar option. Alternatively, go to View | Appearance and enable Show Main Menu in Separate Toolbar.

  2. Project widget

    The widget shows the name of the current database, allows switching between recent databases, creating new databases, and opening existing ones.

  3. VCS widget

    The widget shows the current branch, allows switching branches, and provides the most popular VCS actions like update project, commit and push changes.

    It has replaced the branch widget previously located in the status bar at the bottom of the main window, and VCS actions icons previously located in the navigation bar in the upper right corner.

  4. Run widget

    By default, the widget is hidden.

  5. Tool window bar

    In DataGrip, window header also contains the tool window bar with tool window icons.


The gutter is the panel located in the editor on the left. It contains action icons that allow you to fix code issues, run or debug your code, and use other features. It displays line numbers, breakpoints, and bookmarks.

The gutter also allows you to fold code, marks modified lines for projects under version control, and shows code coverage results.

Learn more about gutter icons from Gutter Icons.

Last modified: 02 May 2024