SQL query editor
The SQL query editor is Martini's dedicated editor for SQL statements.
This editor becomes visible when you open a SQL file (
This editor is comprised of the following user interface elements:
- Connection dropdown, which allows you to select which database will receive the query.
- Statement text area, where you the provide SQL statement(s) you want to execute; features content-assist and syntax highlighting for ease of use.
- Run button, which allows you to execute the written SQL command.
- Refresh button, which allows you to fetch the latest list of available connection pools.
- Results panel, where the results of your query will be displayed.
Export as Gloop SQL service
You can create a Gloop SQL service from a SQL file by right clicking the latter from the navigator and then choosing Export > Gloop SQL Service from the appearing context menu.
Creating a new SQL query
To create a new SQL query, right-click on the queries directory of the server which contains the connection you would
like to query against, and choose New > SQL Query. If you're in the Database perspective, the
queries directory will appear under the server itself in the Database Navigator; otherwise it will appear in the
package of the server in the Navigator.
The SQL query editor lets you write SQL statements faster through content assist. With content assist, possible query fragments will be suggested as you write.
To trigger content assist, press . A pop-up will appear right under the line where you pressed the shortcut. This pop-up is composed of a search text field and a list of proposals.
Proposals are possible content that can be injected based on the current context; they have a name and a category. Proposals can be searched by their complete names or short names. You can use the and arrow keys to navigate through the proposals whilst still having focus on the search text so you can search and select at the same time.
The Results panel lets you view SQL statement results. Results are paginated for your convenience; just use the next and previous button to navigate through the entries. To view the complete content of a cell, click the button beside the cell. A dialog will appear, displaying the requested content.
Pressing while the editor has focus will execute the query in the editor.
Exporting a schema table to a Gloop model
You can also export existing schema tables into Gloop models from the SQL query editor. In order to do that, follow the steps below:
- Open a SQL query of your choice.
- Under the Database tree, expand the Schemas node.
- Expand a schema of your choice.
- Expand Tables. This will show you a list of schema tables.
- Right click the schema table of your choice and select Export to Gloop Model.
- In the dialog that appears, specify the location and name of your model.
The Location and Name fields are pre-populated by default,
and set to the
codedirectory and the name of the schema table respectively.
- Click Finish.
Alternatively, you can also export a Gloop model by right-clicking on a table in the Database Navigator of the Database perspective.