Well this is a disappointment...

 Just downloaded DataGrip after watching the intro video. Tried to connect to a local instance of Sql Server Express. Should be dead simple, using Windows authentication. First thing I see are errors telling me that files are missing. Ok, download the files. Try again. Nope. Won't connect. I should have known better when I saw the installer downloading all those jar files. I've never had much luck with Java-based applications. Maybe if I was running on Linux and trying to connect to MySql or something non-Microsoft it would work.

Too bad because the intro video looked really cool.

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@Charles Cherry
We know about this problem https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/DBE-6705 and we wrote a blog post about it https://blog.jetbrains.com/datagrip/2016/10/07/connecting-datagrip-to-sql-server-express-localdb/

Could you explain your expectations how to set up local connection in a more friendly way?

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You could do it the same way SQL Management Studio does it - put in the server name, choose your authentication scheme, and click the connect button. 

Also, I realize you guys are targeting multiple databases, but dealing with missing driver files by displaying error messages on the screen doesn't seem very friendly.

during installation you could ask what database(s) the user wants to use and then download the drivers at that point. I think most people only use one or two different databases anyway. 


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