IntelliJ IDEA 11: New and Noteworthy in Database Realm
There are many little things in database and SQL area that got attention in yesterday’s IntelliJ IDEA 11 release but now I just want to highlight the major ones.
Data Sources view got a new look and now includes stored procedures both from DDL scripts and real databases. The existing SQL dialects support has been redesigned with two new dialects introduced: H2 and MS Transact-SQL. So the list of supported SQL languages now looks like this:
- Includes stored procedures. Search for usages, navigate to, drag and drop to editor, etc.
- Working with large databases is now less painful. Tables and procedures are available the moment their names are loaded. Columns, procedure parameters and other information are loaded in background afterwards.
- If something is changed there’s no need to wait for the whole synchronization. Refresh only selected schemas, tables or procedures.
- Console now remembers its state so you won’t lose statements you have never run.
- If you do not want to switch editors back and forth you can run statements directly from an SQL file or any other place where SQL injection takes place: invoke “Run Query in Console” intention for the first time then use console “Execute” action shortcut as if you are in console.
- Transact-SQL batch execution mode (the toggle is hidden in the console properties dialog)
- Console editor now can be undocked and split as any other editor.