DataGrip 2020.2 Help

Searching Everywhere

DataGrip makes it possible to look for any item of the source code, databases, actions, elements of the user interface, and so on in a single action.

Learn about text search from Search and replace a target within a project or Search for a target within a file.

Find an object in the database tree view

You can search for any object in the Database tool window. Click any item in the Database tool window and start typing the object name.

Find an object in the database tree view

    Search everywhere

    1. From the main menu, select Navigate | Search Everywhere or press Shift twice to open the search window. By default, DataGrip displays the list of recent files. Pressing double Shift again or Alt+N for mnemonics will select the Include non-project items checkbox and the list of search results will extend to non-project related items.

      search everywhere popup

    2. Start typing your query. DataGrip lists all of the found results where your query is found. Press Ctrl+Down to jump to the bottom of the list for more... items or Ctrl+Up to return to the top of the search results.

      Click the Pin icon to list the search results in the Find tool window.

      Press Tab to switch the scope of your search to tables, files, symbols, or actions.

      You can use the following shortcuts to open the search window with the needed scope right from the start:

      • Ctrl+N: finds a table by name.

      • Ctrl+Shift+N: finds any file or directory by name (supports CamelCase and snake_case).
      • Ctrl+Alt+Shift+N: finds a symbol.

      • Ctrl+Shift+A: finds an action by name. You can find any action even if it doesn't have a mapped shortcut or appear in the menu. For example, Emacs actions, such as kill rings, sticky selection, or hungry backspace.

    To narrow down your search, click the Filter icon Filter on the window toolbar and select the appropriate option.

    For example, when you search for files, you can exclude some file types from your search.

    Exclude file types from search

    To see the results of your search in the Find tool window, click the Open in Find tool window icon the Open in Find tool window icon on the window toolbar. This icon is disabled when you search in the Actions scope.

    Search for settings and plugins

    You can search for a list of settings, their options,and plugins that you can quickly access, enable, or disable.

    1. Press Shift twice to open the search window and type /. DataGrip lists the available groups of settings.

    2. Select the one you need and press Enter.
      Search for Settings

      As a result, DataGrip gives you a quick access to the selected setting and its options.

      You can also search for plugins and enable or disable them. Type "/plugins " in the search field, in the list of the search results use ON/OFF control keys to enable or disable the needed plugin.

    Search for abbreviations

    You can assign a short code for the action and use it to search for such action and quickly access it. For example, assign an abbreviation for Color Picker.

    1. In the Settings/Preferences dialog Ctrl+Alt+S, go to Keymap. From the options on the right select Other | Show Color Picker.

    2. From the context menu, select Add abbreviation.

      Color Picker Add Abbreviation

    3. In the dialog that opens, specify the abbreviation you are going to use, for example, cp and click OK.

    4. Press Shift twice to open the search window.

    5. When you type cp in the search field, DataGrip will display the item to which you've assigned your abbreviation. Press Enter to access the Color Picker dialog.

      Search Results

    Filter search results by a data source

    In the Search Everywhere dialog, click the All Places list and select the data source that you want to use as a filter.

    Filter search results by a data source

      Quick navigation from the Search Everywhere dialog

      For a quick navigation from the Search Everywhere dialog, consider using the following shortcuts:

      Go to the table DDL

      Select an object and press shortcut Ctrl+B.

      Jump to source

      Select an object and press shortcut F4.

      Modify a table

      Select a table and press shortcut Ctrl+F6.

      Select an object in the preferred view

      Select an object and press shortcut Alt+F1.

      Open quick documentation

      Select an object and press shortcut Ctrl+Q.

      Open the SQL generator

      Select an object and press shortcut Ctrl+Alt+G.

      Productivity tips

      Search in context of a data source

      • To search for an object in context of the data source that you work with, select Context Data Sources from the All Places list. The filter is available for Tables, Files, and Symbols tabs.

        The context is defined according to the console that you use, the data editor, or a data source that you selected in the Database tool window. If you select several data sources, the search is performed in all of them.

        Context Data Sources
      Last modified: 19 August 2020