Thursday, 2 February 2017

SQL Database Query Editor available in Azure Portal

Microsoft, in its official blog, states:

We are excited to announce the availability of an in-browser query tool that provides you an efficient way to execute queries on your Azure SQL Databases and SQL Data Warehouses without leaving the Azure Portal. This SQL Database Query Editor is now in public preview in the Azure Portal.

With this editor, you can access and query your database without needing to connect from a client tool or configure firewall rules.

The various features in this new editor create a seamless experience for querying your database.

Query Editor capabilities

Connect to your database
Before executing queries against your database, you must login with either your SQL server or Azure Active Directory (AAD) credentials. If you are the AAD admin for this SQL server, you will be automatically logged in when you first open the Query Editor using AAD single sign-on.
Learn more about how to configure your AAD server admin. If you are not currently taking advantage of Azure Active Directory, you can learn more.

Write and execute T-SQL scripts
If you are already familiar with writing queries in SSMS, you will feel right at home in the in-browser Query Editor.
Many common queries can be run in this editor, such as create new table, display table data, edit table data, create a stored procedure, or drop table. You have the flexibility to execute partial queries or batch queries in this editor. And by utilizing syntax highlighting and error indicating, this editor makes writing scripts a breeze.
Additionally, you can easily load an existing query file into the Query Editor or save your current script in this editor to your local machine. This ability provides you the convenience to save and port the queries between editors.

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