Run DataGrip for the first time
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 datagrip.sh 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.
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
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 ( ).
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. Alternatively, you can enable the Welcome screen in settings to see it every time you start the IDE.
Enable the Welcome screen for the IDE startup
Open settings by pressing Ctrl+Alt+S and navigate to.
Clear the Reopen projects on startup checkbox.
In the Welcome to DataGrip dialog, you can do the following:
Create and open a new project by clicking the New Project button. A new project in DataGrip is a complex of your data sources, console and scratch files, and attached folders. Before DataGrip 2021.2, these files were stored in the configuration directory, meaning that each time you updated your IDE, the projects were copied, along with IDE settings.
Click Get from VCS to clone a project from a version control system.
- Customize appearance of your IDE
- Install plugins