JetBrains DataSpell 2021.2 Help

Manage plugins

Plugins extend the core functionality of JetBrains DataSpell. For example, by installing plugins, you can get the following features:

  • Integration with version control systems, Docker, Kubernetes, and other technologies

  • Coding assistance support for various languages and frameworks

  • Shortcut hints, live previews, File Watchers, and so on

  • Coding exercises that can help you to learn a new programming language

Open plugin settings

  • Press Ctrl+Alt+S to open IDE settings and select Plugins.
The Plugins settings dialog

Use the Marketplace tab to browse and install plugins from the JetBrains Plugin Repository or from a custom plugin repository.

Use the Installed tab to browse bundled and installed plugins, enable, disable, update, or remove them. Disabling unnecessary plugins can increase performance.

Most plugins can be used with any JetBrains product. Some are limited only to commercial products, others require a separate license.

If a plugin depends on some other plugin, JetBrains DataSpell will notify you about the dependencies. If your project depends on certain plugins, add them to the list of required plugins.

If existing plugins do not provide some functionality that you need, you can create your own plugin for JetBrains DataSpell. For more information, see Develop your own plugins.

By default, JetBrains DataSpell includes several bundled plugins. You can disable bundled plugins, but they cannot be removed. You can install additional plugins from the plugin repository or from a local archive file (ZIP or JAR).

Install plugin from repository

  1. Press Ctrl+Alt+S to open IDE settings and select Plugins.
  2. Find the plugin in the Marketplace and click Install.

To install a specific version, go to the plugin page in the JetBrains Plugin Repository, download and install it as described in Install plugin from disk. For example, you can do it if the most recent version of the plugin is broken.

Install plugin from disk

  1. Download the plugin archive (ZIP or JAR).

  2. Press Ctrl+Alt+S to open IDE settings and select Plugins.
  3. On the Plugins page, click The Settings button and then click Install Plugin from Disk.

  4. Select the plugin archive file and click OK.

  5. Click OK to apply the changes and restart the IDE if prompted.

Remove plugin

  1. Press Ctrl+Alt+S to open IDE settings and select Plugins.
  2. Open the Installed tab and find the plugin that you want to remove.

  3. Click The Plugin Settings button on the plugin's description pane and select Uninstall.

    The Uninstall item for plugins

Disable plugin

You can disable a plugin without removing it if you do not need the corresponding functionality.

  1. Press Ctrl+Alt+S to open IDE settings and select Plugins.
  2. Open the Installed tab, find and select the plugin that you want to disable.

  3. Click The Plugin Settings button on the plugin's description pane and select Disable for All Projects.

    Alternatively, you can use the checkboxes in the list of plugins or the Disable All buttons for plugin categories.

You can disable or enable all manually installed plugins at once (non-bundled) in the menu under The Settings button.

Disable all downloaded plugins

Custom plugin repositories

By default, JetBrains DataSpell is configured to use plugins from the JetBrains Plugin Repository. This is a public repository where everyone can host their plugins. However, if you develop plugins for internal use only, you can set up a custom plugin repository for them.

For information about setting up a custom plugin repository, see the IntelliJ Platform SDK documentation.

Once you set up your plugin repository, add it to JetBrains DataSpell:

  1. Press Ctrl+Alt+S to open IDE settings and select Plugins.
  2. On the Plugins page, click The Settings button and select Manage Plugin Repositories.

  3. In the Custom Plugin Repositories dialog, click The Add icon and specify your repository URL. It must point to the location of the updatePlugins.xml file. The file can be on the same server as your custom plugins, or on a dedicated one.

    How to add a custom plugin repository
  4. Click OK in the Custom Plugin Repositories dialog to save the list of plugin repositories.

  5. Click OK in the Settings/Preferences dialog to apply the changes.

To browse the custom plugin repository, type repository: followed by the URL of the repository on the Marketplace tab of the Plugins page. For example:

repository:http://plugins.example.com:8080/updatePlugins.xml myPlugin

Alternatively, you can replace the default JetBrains Plugin Repository with your custom repository URL. This can be helpful if you want only your custom repository plugins to be available from JetBrains DataSpell. To do this, edit the platform properties or VM options file as described below.

Use a custom plugin repository

  1. From the main menu, select Help | Edit Custom Properties.

  2. Add the idea.plugins.host property to the platform properties file . For example:

    idea.plugins.host="http://plugins.example.com:8080/"

    Make sure there is no plugins.jetbrains.com URL.

  3. Restart JetBrains DataSpell.

If you replace the default plugin repository with a custom one, the search field on the Marketplace tab of the Plugins dialog will browse only the plugins in your custom repository.

Develop your own plugins

You can use any edition of JetBrains DataSpell to develop plugins. It provides an open API, a dedicated SDK, module, and run/debug configurations to help you.

The recommended workflow is to use Gradle. The old workflow using the internal JetBrains DataSpell build system is also supported. For more information, see the IntelliJ Platform SDK Developer Guide.

Last modified: 28 July 2021