Download and enable plugin

To enable the custom properties capability, you first need to download a plugin for each database target for which you wish to add properties.  To do so, go to Help > DB Target Plugin Manager


You may choose which plugin to install on your computer.


This will result in the plugin appearing in the Installed tab of the plugin manager.



It may also be a good idea to use Git in order to facilitate the deployment of custom properties and plugin versions among team members.  Here is the protocol to follow:

1) for the administrator:

- go to Help > Show plugin directory.  You should land in C:\Users\%userprofile%\.hackolade\plugins

- go up one directory level

- rename plugins to pluginsbak

- create a remote repository in GitHub (or equivalent)

- clone the repo and point it to an empty local repo C:\Users\%userprofile%\.hackolade\plugins

- copy the content of directory pluginsbak into plugins

- commit and push to the remote repository

- whenever a change is being made to the config, or a plugin update is applied, commit and push to the remote repo, then notify users to perform a pull from remote to local


2) for team members:

- go to Help > Show plugin directory.  You should land in C:\Users\%userprofile%\.hackolade\plugins

- go up one directory level

- rename plugins to pluginsbak

- clone the repo and point it to an empty local repo C:\Users\%userprofile%\.hackolade\plugins

- whenever a notification is received from administrator to update the plugins, go to Git client (SourceTree or other) and perform a Pull operation for the plugins repo.