How to: Run Queries (Visual Database Tools)
When you have finished designing your query, you can run it.
To execute a query
Open or create the query you want to run.
Right-click anywhere in the query window, and select Execute SQL from the shortcut menu.
If you are creating a Select query, the results of the query appear in the Results pane.
The Query and View Designer returns results to your computer in batches (incrementally) so that you can begin viewing results as soon as possible, and so that you can perform other tasks while the query is underway.
If you are creating an Update, Insert From, Insert Into, Delete, or Make Table query, the Query and View Designer displays a message indicating how many rows were affected by the query.