DataGrip 2020.2 EAP Has Started!

Hello, everybody! You may be keen to know what we are planning to include in this summer’s release. We’ve got a description here of what you can already try.

A new UI for boolean values

Well, this is quite a welcome development! There’s a new way to observe and edit boolean values that is more user-friendly.


– The space key toggles values like it used to.
– Typing f, t, d, n, g, or c will input the corresponding values: false, true, default, null, generated, and computed. We’re all lucky that all these words begin with different letters!
– Typing anything else will open the drop-down with possible values.

A new UI for cropped data

Sometimes DataGrip cannot load all the data for a given cell. This happens if the size of the data in the cell is larger than allowed by the Database | Data views | Max LOB length setting. In these cases, we used to add a small piece of text, like “10 KB of 50 KB loaded”, to the value. Now instead of altering the value, we just show a hint.


Long tabs: no more!

Another usability issue that won’t annoy you in 2020.2: long tabs.


How it works now:

– The Database | General | Always show qualified names for database objects option is now turned off by default. Objects will be qualified in the tab names only if there are two objects with the same name open. For example, if you open two actor tables from different schemas, the schema name will be displayed in the tab name. Otherwise, it won’t be.

– If the data source has a name that is longer than 20 symbols, it will be truncated.

– If you have only one data source, DataGrip won’t display it in the tab name.

– If a qualified object name has more than 36 symbols, it will be cut off.

Introduce variable

This refactoring is now supported in more dialects: SQL Server, Db2, Exasol, HSQL, Redshift, and Sybase. You can introduce variables from any expression that has the simple type.


UI for creating views

While we are always advocating for people to use the Generate functionality (Alt+Ins or Cmd+N in the SQL editor) if they want to create a view, many are more comfortable using the UI. We heard you, and we’ve added a UI option for that.


Refresh database quick-fix

Sometimes you have unresolved objects in your script. When you do, DataGrip doesn’t understand where these objects are located and suspects that they don’t exist at all. While in many cases this is true, sometimes the objects are unresolved because you just need to tweak the context you are working on.


We’ve added the Refresh database quick-fix, which will help you if an object has been added to the database from somewhere else since the last time you refreshed your database.

Better filtering for MongoDB

In addition to ObjectId and ISODate, filtering now supports UUID, NumberDecimal, NumberLong, and BinData. Also, if you have a valid UUID/ObjectId/ISODate in your clipboard, you will see this value in the offered filters.


We’ve also added regular expressions to filtering, in case you are missing the LIKE filter from MongoDB.


Other improvements

– In the data editor, if you edit a one-line string value, the down/up keys will finish editing it for you.

– In the event you are experiencing network issues, introspection in Oracle databases is now faster than it was before.

– The XML extractor is now a little bit better: If the original value is already XML, the extractor will not wrap it again in the extracted XML. If the value is not already XML, then special characters ‘<‘ and ‘>’ will be converted to xml entities: &lt; and &gt;

That’s all for today! Please try our new EAP build. Your feedback is welcome in our twitter or forum.

The DataGrip team

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20 Responses to DataGrip 2020.2 EAP Has Started!

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    John Reynolds says:

    June 3, 2020

    Hello, does this EAP have the MSSQL authentication issue fixed by chance?

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      Maksim Sobolevskiy says:

      June 4, 2020

      Yes it does!

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        John Reynolds says:

        June 4, 2020

        Can confirm it does, thank you!

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    Elior Boukhobza says:

    June 3, 2020

    Still no basic javascript support 🙁

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      Maksim Sobolevskiy says:

      June 4, 2020

      Do you mean for MongoDB?

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    Craig Patchett says:

    June 3, 2020

    Please provide an option to use the old boolean interface; it’s much easier to visually scan data for the boolean state with it.


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      Maksim Sobolevskiy says:

      June 4, 2020

      Gotcha! We’ll think about what we can do to distinguish true and false. Before, ‘-‘ sign meant null and default simultaneously, and also it was not clear what minus sign shows at all! With checkmark as true and blank as false it works, but in fact, there are many more values in boolean fields and this UI just confused lots of people.

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        Stan says:

        June 5, 2020

        You are right, the old bool system was bad and this new one will be an improvement to many people, thanks!

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          Craig Patchett says:

          June 20, 2020

          That’s why I suggested having an option.

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            Maksim Sobolevskiy says:

            June 22, 2020

            We’ll try to cover the needs of all and improve what we have now. It’ll be easier to scan, thanks for the feedback.

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    Gleb Selyukov says:

    June 5, 2020

    Still no Tarantool support 🙁

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    zhihang.liu says:

    June 9, 2020

    Still no Redis support 🙁

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    Matt Maiorano says:

    June 9, 2020

    And yet basic features like User Management have gone ignored for over 3 years: https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/DBE-3599

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      Maksim Sobolevskiy says:

      June 11, 2020

      Hello, Matt! We will definitely consider this for our road-map! Depending on the resources and current tasks we will decide either for 2020.3 or 2021.1.

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    Konstantin says:

    June 10, 2020

    Please add this useful feature in the next build (Aggregate functions on result-set ) https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/DBE-5278

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    S R says:

    June 13, 2020

    When will be have support for Teradata? I am sure there is a huge user base for TD. Do you have an ETA?

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    Anthony Marino says:

    June 16, 2020

    are there any concerns with using DataGrip 2020.2 EAP in a Production Environment?
    I need this because of the SQL Server Authentication fix, however, I can ill afford to create any other issues in the DB by using this.

    Thanks in Advance!

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      Maksim Sobolevskiy says:

      June 17, 2020

      No known issues so far, but you can always use the previous stable version: 2020.1.3

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