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A column is a piece of data that is stored by a table. This data belongs to a particular type. A column may include text, numbers, or pointers to files in the operating system. Some relational database systems allow columns to include more complex data types like whole documents, images, or video clips.

Each object in the Database tool window (View | Tool Windows | Database) has its own icon. You can see a reference on object icons in the following reference topic.

Add a column

  1. Right-click a table and select New | Column.

  2. Specify a column name and settings.

  3. Click Execute.

    Add a column

Delete a column

  1. Right-click a column and select Drop. Alternatively, press Delete.

  2. (Optional) Click the Settings icon (The Settings icon ) to configure the drop process.

  3. Click OK.

    Drop a column

Modify a column

  1. In the Database tool window (View | Tool Windows | Database), right-click a column and select Modify Column.

  2. In the Modify Table dialog, specify the column settings that you need.

Reorder columns

To reorder columns, use drag-and-drop for the corresponding cells in the header row.

Reordering columns

    Hide columns

    • To hide a column, right-click the corresponding header cell and select Hide column.

      Alternatively, you can right-click any of the cells in the header row and select Columns List Ctrl+F12. In the Columns List window, select a column name and press Space. You can hide all columns. To search through the column list, just start typing a column name in the Columns List window.

      Hide a column

    Show columns

    1. Right-click any of the cells in the header row and select Columns List. Alternatively, press Ctrl+F12.

    2. Select the hidden column (a strikethrough column name) and press Space.

      Show a column

    Reset the table view to the initial state

    • Click the settings icon (the settings icon) and select Reset View. As a result, the data becomes unsorted, the columns appear in the order they were defined initially, and all the columns are shown.

    Inject a language for a column

    • You can assign HTML, CSS, XML, RegExp, or any other formal language for the whole column. So, when you have a piece of code inside the cell that belongs to the column, you can use code generation, code completion, and other IDE features.

      To inject a language for the whole column, right-click the corresponding header cell, and select Set Highlighting Language. In the list of supported languages, select the language that you want to inject.

      Inject a language for a column

    Change the column width

    • Position a cursor between two columns, so it changes to the resize mode. Drag it to the preferred position.

      To expand a cell to edit a value, use the Maximize action (Shift+Enter).

    Last modified: 31 March 2021