Testing Your SQL Queries

You can use OpenESQL Assistant to test the queries you create before committing them to program code. To do this, you simply run a query from the OpenESQL Assistant. The results for all SELECT statements appear automatically on the Results tab. Other query types return the following information in a message box:

Occasionally, the query you create will require additional specifications for it to execute correctly. If OpenESQL Assistant cannot execute the code, you are prompted to correct it.

Note: When you run a query in OpenESQL Assistant, any UPDATE, INSERT, and DELETE statements do execute against the database, potentially altering its contents (applies to Windows environments only).