If you’re still in the process of learning SQL or you have yet to start studying, then you will probably find it difficult to build database queries. The good news is that a high-quality SQL query builder online should enable you to create databases queries even with minimal to no SQL knowledge! Even SQL masters who have been writing queries for years still use these online-based tools to simplify the way they work and save a lot of time and effort. They can help you become more productive because you no longer have to keep writing lengthy codes.
There are many online SQL query builders available these days and the selection can be overwhelming. How do you choose the right one for you? Consider these factors:
- Installation – Make sure that the SQL query builder online does not require you to install any software on your computer. It should be accessible through a web browser, so you can work from any computer, even remotely when necessary.
- Intuitive interface – Look for a web-based SQL query builder that is easy to use and capable of generating complex queries in just a few clicks. The interface should make it easier to add conditions and construct your data query in a few seconds. Consider a drag-and-drop functionality for an easier way to build queries, apply aggregate functions and SQL expression. It should also open built query into the SQL editor for formatting and execution.
- Versatile – Look for a SQL query builder online with a live data preview and the capability to export your data and save it directly to a reliable cloud service like Amazon S3. If you have database business analyst users in your team, the query builder should come with live SQL data preview, so they can run statements, data dashboards, and SQL reports on the fly.
- Free trial – Not sure about a particular solution you found? See if you can try it for a limited time period for free. Reputable providers of a SQL query builder online can also provide a live demo, so you can easily explore and experience how their solution works!
About the Author:
This article is written by Manish Shah, the CEO of Datasparc Inc. Datasparc offers data security, database management, data governance and data analytics; all in one solution. They offer DBHawk™, a web based SQL tool & database reporting software designed for Oracle, SQL Server and other databases.