Compose queries

You can write and edit queries using the query composer.

  1. Select a database from the left panel.

    The Tables column displays all the tables in the database.

  2. Search for the required tables, if needed.

    Click on a table name to view the columns within the table. Use the Filter field to enter text to further refine your search for the required column.

  3. Enter the query in the worksheet tab.
    If your database contains more than or equal to 10,000 columns, press Ctrl + Spacebar on your keyboard to enable the auto-complete pop-up while you type the query.
    The auto-complete pop-up appears as you type if the number of columns in your database is less than 10,000.
    Each worksheet is identified by a unique name and you can add worksheets using the plus icon. As you start entering the query, the intuitive composer suggests SQL commands, keywords, and table columns according to the query.
  4. Perform the desired operation on the query:
    • Click Execute to run the query. Alternatively, you can use the keyboard shortcut to execute the query: press Ctrl + Enter on Windows and control + return on XOS. Make sure that you press the keyboard shortcut while you are in the query editor.
    • Click Save As to save the worksheet with a different name.
    • Click Visual Explain to view the query details in the form of a block diagram.
    • Select Show Results if you want to view the results of the query.
    • Select Download Results to download the query results.
    • Click Saved tab to view saved queries and edit them.