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Connecting to Databend with JDBC

Databend provides a JDBC driver that enables connection to Databend from a client application, such as DBeaver. DBeaver comes with numerous pre-configured drivers for SQL, NoSQL, key-value databases, graph databases, search engines, and more. However, the Databend JDBC driver is not currently pre-configured in DBeaver, which means that you cannot locate and select Databend while creating a connection in the application. Nevertheless, you can manually add the driver to DBeaver, allowing you to establish a connection to Databend in the same way you would with a pre-configured database.

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The following shows how to add the Databend JDBC driver to a client application and connect to Databend via the driver, using DBeaver as an example. For more information about the driver, refer to

Example: Connect from DBeaver with JDBC

To connect to Databend from DBeaver with the Databend JDBC driver, you need to add the driver to DBeaver's Driver Manager first, and then select the driver when you create a connection.

Step 1. Add Databend JDBC Driver to DBeaver

  1. In DBeaver, select Database > Driver Manager to open the Driver Manager, then click New to create a new driver.

  2. On the Settings tab, enter the required information for the new driver as follows:

    • Driver: databend
    • Driver Type: Generic
    • Class Name: com.databend.jdbc.DatabendDriver
    • URL Template: jdbc:databend://{user}:{password}@{host}:{port}/{database}
    • Default Port: 8000
    • Default User: root

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  1. On the Libraries tab, click Add Artifact, then copy and paste the following to the Dependency Declaration textbox:
Check for and Update to New Version

Databend recommends updating to the latest version of the Databend JDBC driver to access the latest features and enhancements, and to resolve any issues you may encounter. Please check for available updates at ​ and install the latest version.

  1. Click OK to close the windows.

Step 2. Create a Connection with Databend JDBC Driver

  1. In DBeaver, search for and select databend on Database > New Database Connection first, and then click Next.

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  1. Set your connection settings. The default settings can connect to a local instance of Databend.

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  1. Click Test Connection to check if the connection is successful.