These are the docs for the Metabase master branch. Some features documented here may not yet be available in the latest release. Check out the docs for the latest version, Metabase v0.50.

Adding and managing databases

Connect Metabase to your data sources.

Adding a database connection

To add a database connection, click on the gear icon in the top right, and navigate to Admin settings > Databases > Add a database.

Fill out the fields for that database, and click Save changes at the bottom.

The connection settings differ database to database. For the list of connection settings available for your database, click on the link to your database below.

Connecting to supported databases

The databases listed below have official drivers maintained by the Metabase team. Customers on Pro and Enterprise will get official support.

If you don’t see your database listed here, see partner and community drivers.

As of version 46.6.4, Metabase no longer supports H2 connections. But Metabase still ships with an H2 database to include an embedded application database, as well as to provide some sample data out of the box.

Connecting to databases hosted by a cloud provider

For provider-specific connection details, like connecting to a PostgreSQL data warehouse on RDS:

Granting database privileges

For Metabase to connect, query, or write to your database, you must give Metabase a database user account with the correct database privileges. See Database roles, users, and privileges.

Syncing and scanning databases

See Syncing and scanning.

Deleting databases

Caution: Deleting a database is irreversible! All saved questions and dashboard cards based on the database will be deleted as well!

Go to Admin settings > Databases > your database and click Remove this database.

Restoring the Sample Database

If you’ve deleted the Metabase Sample Database, go to Admin settings > Databases and click Bring the Sample Database back.


Further reading

Read docs for other versions of Metabase.

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