Viewing Data in Grid Overview

The Data Editor allows you to view and quickly edit data right in the grid. For more information on editing data, refer to Editing Data in Grid.

To Access Data

  • Execute a query that returns data.
  • Open the table or view editor and switch to the data view.

Use a rich set of data management options in the context menu.

Data Grid Management

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Actual document look may slightly vary from the above image, depending on the product you use.

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If you want to retrieve all data from a table with a large number of records, a message warning you about the possibility of the “Out of memory” exception is shown, and you can choose either of the following actions - continue retrieving data, cancel retrieving data, or turn on Paginal Mode.

To simplify data analysis, you can use the following features:

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By default, Paginal Mode is enabled in data view with 1000 records per page, thus, only 1000 records are displayed at once. For more information, see Paginal Mode.

You can change columns order and width and group by order via dragging column headers into required place. You can fit the column’s width to the column content by right-clicking on an appropriate header and choosing Best Fit from the context menu. To adjust widths of all columns at once, select Best Fit (all columns) instead. Note that this operation can take some time when there are many records in the grid.

To refresh data, click the Refresh command in the Data menu (for Data view), the context menu, or on the toolbar. To abort a too long refresh operation, click the Stop Refresh command in the Data menu (for Data view) or on the toolbar.

Grid rows’ background and foreground colors can be set. You can set them separately for odd and even rows, focused row, selected rows, focused cell, or group rows.

Data row can be viewed, edited and printed as cards. To learn more about it, visit the Card View topic.

dbForge Query Builder allows you to view data as text. To retrieve data as text, click Redirect Data to Output Window on the SQL toolbar, switch to the Data tab in the Output window and execute the query to get data. You cannot edit data in the Output window.

Edit Data in the Output window

Tip: you can use down arrow to add an empty row to the table displayed in the grid. If you have added an empty row accidentally, you can easily delete it using the up arrow.

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Null values 0000-00-00 in fields of DATE data type are displayed as 01.01.0001. Null values of TIMESTAMP fields are displayed as 01.01.0001 0:00:00.