View Full Version : SQL Quicklook Plugin

Feb 20, 2008, 11:14 AM
I don't know if this is the right forum to post this in, but does anyone know of a SQL Quicklook Plugin? I am not after anything fancy, even just showing the text of a *.sql file would be good. Anything beyond that would be gravy (i.e. syntax highlighting). I have looked around some, but haven't found anything. I found some great ones for Zip files, Java files, etc. though.

I have some programming experience, though none for native Mac stuff. Is it hard to write one that would just grap the text from the file and show it?


Feb 20, 2008, 11:36 AM
Here's a trick you could try to get .sql files to open with the plain text quicklook generator (I haven't tried this myself):


Feb 20, 2008, 12:57 PM
Thank you!!

Following those instructions appears to have worked. In fair warning to others who may come across this however, I have done little testing beyond seeing that it worked initially. So I don't know yet if there are any crazy side affects. If anyone is interested, I followed the instructions but used TextWrangler. I added this to the Info.plist:

<string>SQL Code</string>

Immediately before:


I then issued this from terminal to make the changes take affect:

touch /Applications/TextWrangler.app

Jul 23, 2008, 09:09 PM
Head's up. I was trying to get TextMate to handle some SQL file types like .sql, .pks and .pkb (those last 2 are specific to Oracle). I could get .pks and .pkb to get recognized by QuickLook, but not .sql.

Turns out, at some point I tried out Froq. I deleted the app, but not some of the other files associated with it. QL was trying to engage Froq to handle .sql, not TextMate. All I saw was a generic QL icon for .sql files. After I deleted the final remnants of Froq, QL started using TextMate. All's well.