DataGrip 2021.2 Help

Run DataGrip for the first time

You can use the Toolbox App to run any JetBrains product. In case of a standalone installation, running DataGrip depends on the operating system:

To run DataGrip, find it in the Windows Start menu or use the desktop shortcut. You can also run the launcher batch script or executable in the installation directory under bin.

Run the DataGrip app from the Applications directory, Launchpad, or Spotlight.

Run the shell script in the installation directory under bin. You can also use the desktop shortcut, if it was created during installation.

When you run DataGrip for the first time, some steps are required to complete the installation, customize your instance, and start working with the IDE.

Select the user interface theme

Select whether you want to use the default Darcula or Light theme.

Select the UI theme

For more information, see User interface themes.

Select a preferred dialect for SQL files

On the next step, you are prompted to select a preferred dialect for SQL files. The selected dialect provides code assistance including syntax analysis, completion, and refactoring. If you plan to use different dialects, select <Generic SQL>.

Also, on this step, you can select a directory with SQL scripts and attach it to your project. The directory and all subdirectories can be accessed in the Files tool window (View | Tool Windows | Files).

Installation step - select preferred SQL dialect

Download and install additional plugins

If necessary, click Plugins in the left-hand pane and download and install additional plugins from the DataGrip plugins repository.

The Welcome Screen

You can see the Welcome screen in DataGrip by navigating to File | Close Project. Alternatively, you can enable the Welcome screen in settings to see it every time you start the IDE.

Welcome screen

Enable the Welcome screen for the IDE startup

  1. Open settings by pressing Ctrl+Alt+S and navigate to Appearance & Behavior | System Settings.

  2. Clear the Reopen projects on startup checkbox.

    Enable the Welcome screen

In the Welcome to DataGrip dialog, you can do the following:

Last modified: 26 August 2021