Connect To HSQLDB Grails Database

This is how you can connect to use the DBVisualize to connect to grails using the HSQL database. I wanted to learn more about GORM and to understand how it was generating the tables.

Datasource.groovy

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 development {
dataSource {
dbCreate = "create-drop" // one of 'create', 'create-drop','update'
url = "jdbc:hsqldb:file:devDB;shutdown=true"
}
}
  • Choose HSQLDB embedded as your Driver using the hsqldb.jar located under your Grails home directory ($GRAILS_HOME/lib)
  • Update the Database URL to include your grails app base directory (jdbc:hsqldb:file:<grails app base>/devDB). Window users don’t have to specify the drive (ie. “C:”).

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