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User Interface

pgAdmin 4 supports all PostgreSQL features, from writing simple SQL queries to developing complex databases. It is designed to query an active database (in real-time), allowing you to stay current with modifications and implementations.

Features of pgAdmin 4 include:

  • auto-detection and support for objects discovered at run-time

  • a live SQL Query Tool with direct data editing

  • support for administrative queries

  • a syntax-highlighting SQL editor

  • redesigned graphical interfaces

  • powerful management dialogs and tools for common tasks

  • responsive, context-sensitive behavior

  • supportive error messages

  • helpful hints

  • online help and information about using pgAdmin dialogs and tools.

When pgAdmin opens, the interface features a menu bar and a window divided into two panes: the Browser tree control in the left pane, and a tabbed browser in the right pane.

pgAdmin4 welcome page

Select an icon from the Quick Links panel on the Dashboard tab to:

  • Click the Add New Server button to open the Create - Server dialog to add a new server definition.

  • Click the Configure pgAdmin button to open the Preferences dialog to customize your pgAdmin client.

Links in the Getting Started panel open a new browser tab that provide useful information for Postgres users:

  • Click the PostgreSQL Documentation link to navigate to the Documentation page for the PostgreSQL open-source project; once at the project site, you can review the manuals for the currently supported versions of the PostgreSQL server.

  • Click the pgAdmin Website link to navigate to the pgAdmin project website. The pgAdmin site features news about recent pgAdmin releases and other project information.

  • Click the Planet PostgreSQL link to navigate to the blog aggregator for Postgres related blogs.

  • Click the Community Support link to navigate to the Community page at the PostgreSQL open-source project site; this page provides information about obtaining support for PostgreSQL features.