The Squirrel SQL Client is an open-source, graphical Java database administration tool that will allow you to review the structure of a JDBC compliant database, browse the data in tables, and issue SQL commands.

Squirrel installation requires JDK installed on the system. Installed the latest JDK 1.7.0 on the system.

Copied the jar file of squirrel SQL client in soft folder.

From GUI run the following command in terminal.

# Java – jar squirrel-sql-3.6-standard new.jar


And the following screen will open.

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Select the installation path. Default is /usr/local/squirrel-sql-3.6


Select the package that are required. I selected standard and Base is compulsory.


Shortcuts setup as required can be modified.

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This is the final page of the setup. Click on done and squirrel SQL client is installed.


This is where you will find the Squirrel SQL client installed.

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