created - 05/2017         Edited - 03/2023

Construct Complex Database Queries with Visual SQL Query Builder

Manish Shah

Many Databases - Single Tool for Database Developers, DBAs, & DevOps

If you need to construct complex database queries but have limited knowledge of SQL or other query languages, then use a Query builder. And if you don’t want to install any software on your machine, a web-based one is the best option for you. When looking for a query builder, go for one that is convenient, user-friendly, and visual. You can expect a good query builder to have an intuitive interface and enable you to create complex SQL queries without having to write any line of code at all.

A visual query builder lets you create your SQL select statements by simply dragging and dropping database tables from a schema browser to your query builder. It can automatically build join conditions based on a foreign key and primary key between two tables. A visual query builder will give you the opportunity to multitask, allowing you to keep as many open query tabs as you wish. You can also work on different builders simultaneously. And wouldn’t it be nice if you can see live data preview as you build your queries?

There are visual SQL query builders that are also web-based. A web-based or online builder lets you apply various filter conditions on live data, sort results, select/unselect columns—even without any SQL knowledge. You’ll also be able to export data from a data preview window into different formats, which may include CSV, PDF, and HTML. You can even export data and directly save on external storage such as Amazon S3 or Google drive.

The best SQL query builders should be supported by all major databases such as Oracle, SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MySQL, and many more. Look for a query builder that has a free trial period so that you check whether it suits your preferences.

Find the benefits of the visual SQL query builder and online SQL server editor at the live demos available at Datasparc online.

Construct Complex Database Queries with Visual SQL Query Builder


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