DataBrowser Preferences

Customize how DataBrowser works for you through the Preferences dialog.

User specified preferences can be set in the Preferences dialog, accessible through 'Options->Preferences...'.


These are the Connection options:
  • Number of entries to keep in history list of AdminAgents to which you connected.
  • The timeout, in milliseconds, to be used on connection attempts to the AdminAgent.
  • The server response timeout, which is the amount of time, in milliseconds, for DataBrowser to wait for a response from a server. This property is the same as the client pool attribute read-timeout


Use this option to automatically append a specified LIMIT clause to each query, if one is not already present. This can help avoid out of memory situations in cases where the heap size of the VM used by the DataBrowser is not sufficient when the query results in extremely large data volumes being returned. This preference setting does not apply to CQs.


Use the Security preferences to provide a jar that implements the GemFire security plug-in interface, and to define properties to the interface for executing queries on a cache server.

The 'hidden' checkbox toggles the masked state of the values provided. Optionally, you can import properties from a property file by clicking on the 'Import' button.

The 'Security' group box, with security-specific UI controls, is also available in a pop-up when you click on the 'Specify Security..' button on the Main Window toolbar.


With the Miscellaneous settings you can specify the following:
  • Logging options. These are applied when you restart DataBrowser. These are the logging options:
    • Location of the log files.
    • The maximum size of a log file. When a log file reaches this threshold, the log file is rolled over to a new log file.
    • Number of rolled-over log files to store. When rolling over to a new log takes the total number of log files over this limit, the oldest log file is deleted.
  • The rate at which the DataBrowser updates its view of regions and members in the distributed system.
  • Custom application jars to add to the DataBrowser's classpath.