Intellij Idea - Databases


IntelliJ provides database tool which allows you to perform database related operation from the IDE itself. It supports all major databases like MySQL, Oracle, Postgress, SQL server and many more. In this chapter, we will discuss how IntelliJ supports MySQL database.

We assume that the reader is familiar with the database concepts and the required databases’ tools are installed and configured on your system.

Create Database

To begin with, we will create a database - test_db. Execute the following command in the command prompt −

Create Database

Connect to Database

Follow these steps to connect to a Database −

  • Navigate to View → Tool Windows → Database.

  • Click on the green plus icon and select Data Source → MySQL.

Connect To A Database
  • Enter the host address and click on the Test Connection button.

  • If everything goes well then it’ll show Successful as shown in above image.

  • Click on OK button to save connection.

Create table

Follow these steps to create a new table −

  • Right-click on the database pane and select schema.

  • Select the New → Table option

Create Table
  • A new window will appear. Define the table with columns, types and so on.

Table With Columns
  • Click on the Execute button

  • Click on the Execute button

Insert Data

Follow these steps to insert data −

  • Select table from the database pane.
  • It will open table in the new window.
  • Click on the plus icon to insert new row.
  • Click on the Submit button to make the changes permanent.
Insert Data

Retrieve Data

To retrieve data, double-click on student_table from the database pane. It will show table data in new window.

To ensure that the data is inserted into the table, open the command prompt and execute the following commands −

Retrieve Data