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8.1 Visual SQL Editor

The visual SQL Editor lets you build, edit and run queries, create and edit data, and view and export results. Color syntax highlighting, context sensitive help and auto-complete helps write and debug SQL statements. The integrated EXPLAIN plans provide data to help optimize the your queries. The following figure shows the main elements of the visual editor.

Figure 8.1 SQL Editor GUI

Elements of the visual editor include: SQL Query menu, Navigator panel, preferences, Collapse Schemas and Management panels, statement history in the Output panel, and the Information panel with Object Info and Session tabs.

The following sections describe how to use the visual SQL editor.


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