Datagrip is a database IDE that is tailored to suit the specific needs of professional SQL developers. It offers multiple state of the art features and has a large user base. While we are working on adding full support for MonetDB, basic support is already available through the instructions provided below.

Download the JDBC driver JAR

Go to our Downloads page and get the latest MonetDB JDBC driver from the list. You can save it in your desired location. That could be inside a specific project's directory, or a global location if you wish it to remain available for multiple projects, even after the current one's deletion.

JDBC Driver

Open Datagrip

Open Datagrip and select an existing project, or create a new one by following the application's instructions.

Connect your database

Set Driver details

  • Open your project's Database Explorer.
  • Press on the top left corner's + button.

Database explorer

  • Select Driver.

Add Driver Source

  • Go to Name and add a name for your monetDB driver.
  • Go to Driver Files and select the top left corner's + button.
  • Select Custom JARs from the dropdown.

Select Driver

  • Navigate to the location you previously saved your JDBC driver JAR and select it.
  • Go to Class and select org.monetdb.jdbc.MonetDriver from the dropdown.

Select Driver Class

  • The driver setup is now finished and you will NOT be required to repeat this process for future projects or databases.

Set Connection details

  • Select Create Data Source from the bottom of the previous page.

Create Data Source

  • Go to Name and add a name for your monetDB database of choice
  • Choose User & Password as the authentication method.
  • Enter your credentials. Here we are using the default monetdb for both.
  • Enter your database URL. Here we are attempting a connection to a database named testDB, using the default port, so: jdbc:monetdb://localhost/testDB.

Create Connection

  • Click OK or Test Connection.

Test Connection

  • You can repeat this last process for any other MonetDB databases you wish to connect.

Use your database

  • After clicking OK on the previous step, a new console should automatically open, where you can execute a test query.
  • Also you can inspect your database through the Database Explorer.

Run Query

  • You are all setup!