SQuirreL SQL Client

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SQuirreL SQL Client
Developer(s) Colin Bell, Gerd Wagner, Rob Manning and others
Stable release 3.5.2 / March 15, 2014
Operating system Cross-platform
Platform Java
Type Database administration tool
License LGPL
Website www.squirrelsql.org

The SQuirreL SQL Client is a database administration tool. It uses JDBC to allow users to explore and interact with databases via a JDBC driver. It provides an editor that offers code completion and syntax highlighting for standard SQL. It also provides a plugin architecture that allows plugin writers to modify much of the application's behavior to provide database-specific functionality or features that are database-independent. As this desktop application is written entirely in Java with Swing UI components, it should run on any platform that has a JVM.[1]

SQuirreL SQL Client is free as open source software that is distributed under the GNU Lesser General Public License.

Feature Summary[edit]

  • Object Tree allows for browsing database objects such as catalogs, schemas, tables, triggers, views, sequences, procedures, UDTs, etc.
  • The SQL Editor is based on RSyntaxTextArea by fifesoft.com to provide syntax highlighting. It can be used to open, create, save and execute files containing SQL statements.
  • Supports simultaneous sessions with multiple databases. This allows to compare data and share SQL statements between databases. [2]
  • It runs on any platform that has a JVM.
  • Plugin architecture to facilitate database vendor-specific extensions (Information or actions not available using standard JDBC - see SQuirreL SQL Client Plugin API for more details)
  • Translations for the user interface are available in: (Bulgarian, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, Czech, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Spanish, Russian).
  • Graph capabilities to create charts showing table relationships.[3]
  • Bookmarks, which are user-defined code templates. SQuirreL comes with predefined example bookmarks for the most common SQL and DDL statements.[3]

History[edit]

The SQuirreL SQL project was developed by a team of Java developers around the world and led by Colin Bell. It has been hosted as a SourceForge project since 2001, and is still being developed today.

Supported databases[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wagner, Gerd; Griffin, Glenn. "SQuirreL, a Universal SQL Client". Retrieved 2009-04-15. 
  2. ^ Martinig, Franco. "SQuirreL SQL Client". Retrieved 1 March 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "SQuirreL SQL Client Home Page". SourceForge.net. Retrieved 2009-04-15.