DBeaver Documentation


SQL Templates

Templates allow you to insert frequently used SQL statements into an SQL script.

To see available templates, press Ctrl+Alt+SPACE or right-click the line in the script pane and click SQL Template on the context menu. A box with a list of available templates appears:

To apply a template, in the SQL Editor, in the script pane:

  • Type the template name and press Tab
  • Right-click the line where you want to insert a template expression, click SQL Template on the context menu, and then, in the list of templates, double-click the required template name.
    The template SQL statement appears in the script.

To edit/add/remove templates, click Configure Icon in the bottom toolbar, then click Preferences -> SQL Editor -> Templates. For more information about managing templates, please visit Eclipse Website.

Standard Eclipse templates:

Variable Description
${cursor} Specifies the cursor position when the template edit mode is left. This is useful when the cursor should jump to a different place than to the end of the template upon leaving the template edit mode.
${year} Takes the current year value
${date} Takes the current date value
${time} Takes the current time value
${dollar} Takes the dollar sign $. Alternatively, two dollar signs can be used: $$.
${user} Takes the user name
${word_selection} Takes the content of the current text selection
${line_selection} Takes content of all currently selected lines

DBeaver-specific templates:

Variable Description
${schema} Takes the current schema name
${catalog} Takes the catalog name
${table} Takes the current table name (from the active catalog/schema)
${column} Takes the column name (from the current table)