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Release Notes


  • General New command line argument when starting DbVisualizer:
    Usage: dbvis [options]

    -up <path> Use an alternate user preferences file
    Current location is:
    The -up argument is useful if you want to use another XML file then the default one.
  • The main window now lists the name of the current user preferences (XML) file in the header
  • Driver Manager The Driver Manager now supports setting the order of the specified locations to load drivers from. (Drivers are searched from the top of the list).

Bugs Fixed

  • Copy Selected Cells (and the Ctrl-C shortcut) in any grid did not work with Java 1.3.
  • The driver list in the Connection tab now only lists distinct drivers.

New Features

  • General Support for JDBC drivers that do not return any DatabaseMetaData.getTableTypes() information. (The source of the initial problem is the driver for Polyhedra)
  • Charts

    DbVisualizer Personal now supports charting of data! Select at least one column in a grid and then chart it. The chart customization options are many. Here are a few of them:

  • Line, Bar, Area, Pie, Stacks
  • Zooming
  • Enable 3D charts with rotation and depth operations
  • Legend can be displayed as in-lined or as a grid.
  • Charts can be exported in either JPEG or PNG formats.
  • Tool Properties Major redesign of the Tool Properties dialog.
  • New tool property to enable whether column headers shall be copied using Ctrl-C and export in CSV format
  • Now possible to customize:
  • SQL statement separator (was hard coded to ";" previously) (DbVisualizer Personal)
  • Whether "go" is an valid SQL Statement delimiter (DbVisualizer Personal)
  • Line comment identifiers (was hard coded to "#" and "//" previously)
  • Block comment identifiers (was hard coded to "/*" and "*/")
  • Database Objects The "Data" tab for a table now supports Filtering
  • Duplicate Database Connection added to "Database" menu.
  • "Monitor Row Count" and "Monitor Row Count Change" menu choices now in the Data tab pop-up menu. Automatically creates a monitored "New" bookmark. The monitor will fetch the current row count for the table and the difference from last execution of the monitor. The result is presented in a grid or chart (DbVisualizer Personal).
  • SQL Commander and Monitor Remove Empty Result Sets choice in SQL Commander "View" menu (DbVisualizer Personal).
  • SQL Log can now be filtered by execution status:
  • Success - is statements that executed successfully and did affect at least one row
  • Warning - indicates that the statement was successfully executed but it did not affect any rows as reported by the JDBC driver
  • Error - the statement failed during execution
  • Click on log entry icon now adds a border around it to make it easier tracking visited entries
  • Get SQL button in Monitor tab is now Edit Bookmark. It will open the bookmark editor and select the actual bookmark for the monitor.
  • Stop on warnings added. I.e stop when a SQL statement did not affect any rows
  • Stop on warnings added. I.e stop when a SQL statement did not affect any rows
  • Bookmarks Now possible to specify the allowed number of rows in a monitored grid If the number of rows exceeds the allowed row count then the trailing rows in the grid are removed. (This is specified for a bookmark in the Bookmark Editor).
  • JDBC Driver Manager Driver Manager now automatically executes Find JDBC Driver when loading a new driver location

Bugs Fixed

  • The "Copy Selected Cells as HTML" menu choice now copies the data correctly even if columns has been moved or if the selection do not include the first column in the grid
  • Changing name of an existing monitor now alters the name in the respective view mode (Tabs or Windows) as well.
  • Number values are not quoted anymore in DbVisualizer Free.
  • Having control character in the value of a variable was in 3.0 treated as a control character and not data that was part of the value
  • Cursor is now (again) a vertical bar in SQL Commander
  • Catalog Combo in SQL Commander now appear correctly in Windows L&F
  • Focus on editor in SQL Commander removed since it trashed all short cuts

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