SQuirreL SQL Client
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|Developer(s)||Colin Bell, Gerd Wagner, Rob Manning and others|
|Stable release||3.6.0 / October 12, 2014|
|Type||Database administration tool|
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.
SQuirreL SQL Client is free as open source software that is distributed under the GNU Lesser General Public License.
- 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. 
- 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.
- Bookmarks, which are user-defined code templates. SQuirreL comes with predefined example bookmarks for the most common SQL and DDL statements.
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.
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