DBeaver 6.0.3 keyboard shortcuts

DBeaver 6.0.3

Zeynel Abidin Öztürk -
17 months ago
- Shortcuts

DBeaver will be even more useful if you use these shortcuts to edit your SQL queries. Most of the following commands are accessible from main menu, toolbar or right-click menu. In other words, keyboard shortcuts cover most of the commands available in the program. DBeaver recommends using right-click menu whevener possible, because it usually shows all actions accessible at the moment.

Ctrl + ⤶ Enter

Execute current query (*)

Ctrl + \

Execute current query in a new tab

Alt + X

Execute current script (**)

Ctrl + Alt + '

Execute selected SQL expression and print results

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + E

Explain current query execution plan

Ctrl + Alt + ↑   Shift + X

Execute queries of current script simultaneously, showing results in separate tabs

Ctrl + 9

Switch active connection (for SQL script)

Ctrl + Space

SQL completion proposals popup

or ⌥ Option + Space
Ctrl + Alt + Space

SQL templates proposals popup

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + F

Format current script (**) using current formatter

Ctrl + /

Toggle single/multi line comment

or Ctrl + ↑   Shift + /
Alt + ↑  ↓

Jump to previous/next query

Ctrl + 6

Maximize editor/results panels

or Ctrl + ↑   Shift + 6
or Alt + 6
Ctrl + ↑   Shift + 6

Minimize editor/results panels

Alt + 6

Switch editor/results panels

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + X

Convert selected text into upper/lower case

or Ctrl + ↑   Shift + Y
⭾ Tab

Switch to record/grid mode

Ctrl + ~

Switch presentation (grid, plain text, json, etc.)

Ctrl + 1

Foreign keys navigation menu

Alt + Space

Navigate to the link in active cell

Alt +

Navigate backward in history

Alt +

Navigate forward in history

Ctrl + 2

Toggle sorting by current column


Current column filters menu

Ctrl + F11

Current column filter dictionary panel


Toggle right panels on/off

or Ctrl + 7

Refresh results (re-run query)

⤶ Enter

Activate inline editor

↑   Shift + ⤶ Enter

Open value editor dialog or separate value editor (for LOB values)


Delete row

or Alt + Del
Alt + Insert

Add new row

Ctrl + Alt + Insert

Copy current row


Cancel changes in current cell/row


Rename current element (if supported)


Open editor of selected element(s)


Refresh selected element(s)


Delete selected element(s) (if supported)

Ctrl + D

Add bookmark on selected element

Alt + ⤶ Enter

Show properties of selected element


Open SQL editor for current connection (***). Shows script selector popup

or Ctrl + [
Ctrl + F3

Open new SQL editor for current connection (***). Always creates new script

or Ctrl + ]
Ctrl + ⤶ Enter

Open recent SQL editor for current connection (***). Opens last modified script or creates a new script

Alt + ~

Shows database tools context menu

Ctrl + 0

Switch active schema/catalog (available if SQL/database editor is open)

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + C

Advanced copy. Works in different contexts and performs "smart copy" operation (usually with parameters)

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + V

Advanced paste. Same as "smart copy" but for "paste".

    * - Current query is the query under cursor or the selected text. Query is separated from other script queries by delimiter (; by default) or by empty lines.
    ** - Current script is a set of all queries in the current SQL file. If there is a text selection then only queries in this selection are processed. Queries are separated from each other with a delimiter (; by default).
    ** - Current connection is detected from active window and selection. If active (focused) window is SQL editor or database object editor then current connection is the same as in this editor. If active window is database navigator then active connection is "owner" connection of currently selected element. In other cases there is no current connection and DBeaver will ask you to choose connection explicitly.

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Program information

Program name: DBeaver 6.0.3 DBeaver 6.0.3 (Developer tools)

DBeaver is a free and open source database management software for SQL. It provides an editor that supports code completion and syntax highlighting.

Web page: dbeaver.com

Last update: 19 Dec 2019

Shortcut count: 55

How easy to press shortcuts: 79%

Platform detected: Windows and macOS mixed

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