SQuirreL mk Sun, 03/28/2010 - 23:16

SQuirreL SQL Client is a graphical Java program to view the structure of a JDBC compliant database, browse the data in tables, issue SQL commands, etc. It is a very cool tool. It can even draw dependency graphs based on the schema and foreign keys. The latest versions is available from their website. Download and install the software. The following scheme works for version 3.4.

After starting SQuirreL for the first time, it will load its default welcome screen. Locate the Drivers window and click to add a driver.


In the pop up form enter the driver name MonetDB, an example URL pointing to the database of interest jdbc:monetdb://<host>[:<port>]/<database>, the website https://www.monetdb.org/Home. Now goto Extra Class Path and add the MonetDB JDBC driver jar file. The latest version can be downloaded from the MonetDB repository orĀ  came with your distribution, typically installed in ${prefix}/share/monetdb/lib/monetdb-jdbc-X.Y.jar. Next, click on the List Drivers button and it will insert nl.cwi.monetdb.jdbc.MonetDriver to the Class Name field. Click OK.

Now create a new Alias to setup a connection. You will have to edit the alias to direct it to the proper database server (change URL) and use the proper user credentials. Explore the application and have fun!