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Create/Edit Named Query Dialog Box (Analysis Services - Multidimensional Data)

Use the Create/Edit Named Query dialog box in Business Intelligence Development Studio to create or edit a named query in Data Source View Designer. A named query can be treated as a table, on which you can base other Analysis Services objects. You can display the Create/Edit Named Query dialog box by:

  • Clicking New Named Query on the Toolbar pane of Data Source View Designer.

  • Right-clicking the Diagram pane of Data Source View Designer and selecting New Named Query.

  • Right-clicking the name of a named query in the Diagram or Tables pane of Data Source View Designer and selecting Edit Named Query.

The query entered must be a valid query command for the underlying provider. The query is prepared with the underlying provider for validation, and to identify the columns returned. The dialog box can present two views:

  • Visual Database Tools (VDT) Query Builder

    For all users, the VDT Query Builder view provides a set of user interface tools for visually constructing and testing a SQL query.

  • Generic Query Builder

    For advanced users, the Generic Query Builder view provides a simpler, more direct user interface for constructing and testing a SQL query.

Name

Type the name of the query.

Description

Type the optional description of the query.

Data Source

Specifies the data source for the query.

Query definition

The query definition provides a toolbar and panes in which to define and test the query, depending on the selected view.

Toolbar

Use the toolbar to manage datasets, select panes to display, and control various query functions.

Value

Description

Switch to Generic Query Builder

Select to display only the options available to the Generic Query Builder view. Only the following options are displayed:

  • SQL pane

  • Result pane

  • Toolbar, containing only Switch to VDT Query Builder and Run

NoteNote
This option is displayed only if Switch to VDT Query Builder is selected.

Switch to VDT Query Builder

Select to display all of the options available to the Visual Database Tools (VDT) Query Builder view.

NoteNote
This option is displayed only if Switch to Generic Query Builder is selected.

Show/Hide Diagram Pane

Shows or hides the Diagram pane.

Note   This option is displayed only if Switch to VDT Query Builder is selected.

Show/Hide Grid Pane

Shows or hides the Grid pane.

NoteNote
This option is displayed only if Switch to VDT Query Builder is selected.

Show/Hide SQL Pane

Shows or hides the SQL pane.

NoteNote
This option is displayed only if Switch to VDT Query Builder is selected.

Show/Hide Result Pane

Shows or hides the Result pane.

NoteNote
This option is displayed only if Switch to VDT Query Builder is selected.

Run

Runs the query. Results are displayed in the Result pane.

Verify SQL

Verifies the SQL statement in the query.

NoteNote
This option is displayed only if Switch to VDT Query Builder is selected.

Sort Ascending

Sorts output rows on the selected column in the Grid pane, in ascending order.

NoteNote
This option is displayed only if Switch to VDT Query Builder is selected.

Sort Descending

Sorts output rows on the selected column in the Grid pane, in descending order.

NoteNote
This option is displayed only if Switch to VDT Query Builder is selected.

Remove Filter

Removes sort criteria, if applicable, for the selected row in the Grid pane.

NoteNote
This option is displayed only if Switch to VDT Query Builder is selected.

Use Group By

Adds grouping functionality to the query.

NoteNote
This option is displayed only if Switch to VDT Query Builder is selected.

Add Table

Displays the Add Table dialog box to add a new table or view to the query. For more information about the Add Table dialog box, see Add Table Dialog Box (Analysis Services - Multidimensional Data).

NoteNote
This option is displayed only if Switch to VDT Query Builder is selected.
Diagram pane

Displays the objects referenced by the query as a diagram. The diagram shows the tables included in the query, and how they are joined. Select or clear the check box next to a column in a table to add or remove it from the query output.

When you add tables to the query, the dialog box creates joins between tables based on the keys in the table. To add a join, drag a field from one table onto a field in another table. To manage a join, right-click the join.

Right-click the Diagram pane to add or remove tables, select all the tables, and show or hide panes.

NoteNote

The contents of the Diagram pane, Grid pane, and SQL pane are synchronized, so that changes in one pane are reflected in the other two panes.

Important noteImportant

Changing query types is not supported by the dialog box.

Grid pane

Displays the objects referenced by the query in a grid. You can use this pane to add and remove columns to the query and change the settings for each column.

NoteNote

The contents of the Diagram pane, Grid pane, and SQL pane are synchronized, so that changes in one pane are reflected in the other two panes.

SQL pane

Displays the query as a SQL statement. Type to change the SQL statement for the query.

NoteNote

The contents of the Diagram pane, Grid pane, and SQL pane are synchronized, so that changes in one pane are reflected in the other two panes.

Result pane

Displays the results of the query when you click Run on the Toolbar pane.

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