DataGrip 2021.2 Help

Managing connection sessions

In the Services tool window, you can view data sources (1), connection sessions (2), and session clients (3).

The Services tool window

When you connect to a database server from the IDE, DataGrip and the server establish a session to exchange information. The session is a wrapper that stores information about the connection (connected or disconnected), transaction control (automatic or manual), the DBMS_OUTPUT state for Oracle (enabled or disabled), and other settings.

A session has two states: connected and disconnected. When you run a query to a database or refresh an object state, the session connects. A small green circle indicates that communication between the IDE and a data source is active.

If you close DataGrip and open it again, all your sessions will be available in the Services tool window, but they will be disconnected.

A session node may include a different number of session clients. A session client is any entity that needs to communicate with a database. It can be a query console; an SQL file; a table, a view or any other object opened in the data editor.

The following table includes basic actions that you can use to work with sessions.

ActionDescription
Create a connection session to a data source

Click the <session> list and select New session.

Create a connection session to a data source
Attach to an existing connection session

Click the <session> list and select an existing session.

Attach to an existing connection session
Detach a connection session

Click the <session_name> list and select an existing session.

Detach a connection session
Rename a connection session

In the Services tool window, right-click a session and select Rename Session.

Rename a connection session
Move a session or a data source to a separate tab

In the Services tool window, right-click a session or a data source and select Show in New Tab. To revert this action, close the separated tab.

Move a session or a data source to a separate tab
Close all connection sessions

In the Services tool window, right-click a data source and select Close All Sessions.

Close all connection sessions

Configuring session options

Set a time zone for a session

  1. Open data source properties. You can open data source properties by using one of the following options:

    • Navigate to File | Data Sources.

    • Press Ctrl+Alt+Shift+S.

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

  2. Select a data source that you want to modify and click the Options tab.

  3. In the Time zone field, start typing the time zone that you want to use.

  4. Apply settings and click OK.

    Select a time zone in the Time zone field

Change a data source and a connection session

  1. Detach a file from the current connection session. To detach the file, click Detach Session from the Sessions list.

  2. From the list of dialects, select another dialect.

  3. From the Sessions list, select a connection session of this dialect.

    Change a data source and a connection session
Last modified: 13 September 2021