When dbForge Studio executes any statement returning a result set, the retrieved data is displayed in Data Editor of the Data view of the same SQL document. This topic describes how to edit the data in grid.
To edit data, peform the following steps:
After editing, confirm the changes by clicking End Edit under the grid or selecting the End Edit option on the shortcut menu.
Tip: To discard changes, click Cancel Edit or select Cancel Edit on the shortcut menu.
In dbForge Studio, you can also edit data right after retrieving it from a table or in the data view after any query was executed.
To retrieve data, do the following:
You can select the Don’t show this message again check box to prevent showing this message when click Retrieve Data next time.
To make data, received after clicking Retrieve Data, editable you can also choose the table name from the Table drop-down list on the toolbar, or leave it read-only by selecting (read-only).
Keep in mind that choosing the read-only mode will make your application work faster in this mode.
To edit data in join query results, you should set the table you want to edit data from to the editable mode, as described above. After you set one table as editable, the data of other tables included into the result will become light-gray.
When you change the mode of any table from read-only to editable or vice versa, a balloon with the corresponding message is shown on the status bar.
Use the shortcut menu or the corresponding buttons under the grid. For example, you can do the following:
To insert NULL (instead of empty string), select Set Value To on the shortcut menu, and then click NULL, or press CTRL+0.
Tip: Use the Set Value To menu to quickly set an empty string, zero, or the current date.
You can easily select and copy the data just like cells in a spreadsheet.
To select data, do either of these steps:
Tip: With the CTRL key, you may include and exclude cells to selection. Any number of rows may be copied and pasted to some other application, for example, a spreadsheet. However, when you paste data in data grid, only the first row will be pasted.
dbForge Studio allows you to control data editing with transactions. When working with grid-based editor, you can access the following options on the Standard toolbar: Commit and Rollback.
Some queries return read-only data, for example, queries with aggregate functions (count, avg etc.), or data, retrieved from non-updatable views. Such data can’t be edited. It is also impossible to edit the result of executing of the script with several select statements.
When working with grid, you can see special indicators near to the focused cell. These indicators reflect the current editing state.
The row is focused.
The row is being edited.
The row has been edited.