Group connections

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Group connections

Postby Cris70 » Tue May 10, 2016 8:27 am

Hi all,
I am a new user of DBeaver and I'm enjoying it quite a lot.
I was previously using SquirrelSQL, which had a nice feature that I've been unable to duplicate on DBeaver: it was able to group connections in custom groups, even nested groups.
Since I work with several db servers (more than 50), it would be nice to be able to do this with DBeaver too, otherwise the connection panel gets too crowded and confusing.

Thank you in advance.
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Re: Group connections

Postby Serge » Tue May 10, 2016 1:32 pm

This feature is already supported.
You can create a folder and move connection into it.
click on "New Folder" button in the Database Navigator view toolbar.
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Re: Group connections

Postby Cris70 » Wed May 11, 2016 6:36 am

Hi serge,
thank you for your reply.

You're right, it is already supported, though in a weird and broken way.
Initially I missed it because you have to have a connection selected to enable the "create folder" button. Once it's enabled, if you create a folder it will contain the connection you had selected.
This is weird, but it could be OK once you know it.

The real problem is that you cannot have nested folders, because if you try to create another folder (by following the same "pattern" as above) it will instead rename the top-level folder :shock:
I then tried to select the top level folder, instead of selecting one of the connections inside, but the button disables.

Is this something that can be fixed?
Having it this way is better than nothing, but it's not really functional when you have LOTS of servers.

Thank you in advance
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Re: Group connections

Postby Serge » Wed May 11, 2016 7:32 am

Yes folders can't be nested. It is more like a tag than a real folder.
Check this https://github.com/serge-rider/dbeaver/issues/297
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Re: Group connections

Postby Cris70 » Wed May 11, 2016 10:51 am

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