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Executing SQL Statements

Updated at: Jun 09, 2021 GMT+08:00


  1. On the top menu bar, choose SQL Operations > SQL Window. In the SQL window, select a database from the navigation pane.
  2. Enter SQL statements in the SQL window and click Execute SQL.

    • You are advised to enable SQL Input Prompt. It helps you to select your desired database, table, or field name as prompted to quickly enter statements in the SQL window.
    • To protect query result sets from being displayed as garbled characters caused by UTF-8, the default encoding format, select an encoding format as needed.
    • To execute multiple SQL statements at a time, separate them using semicolons (;). In this case, click Full Screen to view the logics in SQL statements clearly.
      • To execute some of the SQL statements, select the statements before executing them.
      • To execute all the SQL statements, do not select any SQL statements or select all of them.
    Figure 1 Executing SQL statements
    "SELECT * FROM student;"

    student indicates the table name.

  3. View the SQL execution details on Executed SQL Statements and Messages tab pages, including the SQL execution history, execution status, impact scope, execution progress, and elapsed time.

    Figure 2 Viewing messages

  4. On the Result Sets tab, view the execution details. You can perform the following operations on the result sets:

    • Copy Row/Copy Column: copies a row or column for reuse.
    • Column Settings: customizes the columns to display when there are a large number of columns in the query result.
    • Binary to Hexadecimal: converts the binary data in the result set into hexadecimal data for display.
    • Refresh: refreshes the changed data.
    • Row Details: displays the column field name, value, and type of the selected row.
    • Add: adds an empty row to the result set.
    • Submit: views the SQL statements to be modified. After you click OK, the result set is updated to the latest.
    • Delete Row: deletes the selected row, including the data.
    • Export: allows you to export the data in a SQL or CSV file. A maximum of 10,000 rows of data can be exported.
    • Export More: redirects you to the data export page and allows you to export over 10,000 rows of data.
      Figure 3 Viewing result sets
      • If the result set involves a view, you cannot edit the data.
      • If the type of the result set is metadata, the data cannot be edited or displayed on multiple pages.
      • If the result set involves multiple tables, you cannot edit the data.
      • If the result set involves only one table and does not include all the primary key columns of the table or no primary key is found, you cannot edit the data.
      • Virtual tables (for example, tables generated during SQL execution) cannot be edited.

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