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What is the best VISUAL Query Designer for SQL queries?

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Dear experts,
I am reposting my previous question, but this time for a begining sql programmer.
What is the best VISUAL Query Designer for SQL queries?
I use QBE (MS Access) and it is very usefull, but is there a better environment to create and debug SQL queries?
Especially, is there a better tool for passthrough queries?
Thanks in advance.
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by:Anthony Perkins
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What is your database?  If the answer is MS Access your best bet is to move this question to a more appropriate Topic Area such as:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Databases/MS_Access/

If it is MS SQL Server than Enterprise Manager is a fairly good but limited visual query designer.
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I came from Access, but now I have to deal with SQL server.
Is there something like Access QBE for SQL Server?
Enterprise Manager have a visual designer only for views.
You're right, i will repost tomorrow this question to the Access forum here.
Thanks
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by:Anthony Perkins
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>>Enterprise Manager have a visual designer only for views.<<
You can use it for any ad-hoc queries, but you are right you cannot save them.  In order to take full advantage of MS SQL Server, I suggest you wean yourself from Enterprise Manager and use SQL Query Analyzer.
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SQL Query Analyzer is fine for debugging, but not really visual.
The easiest way I found to design queries is to make an
Access project (.ADP), then you can use the Access QBE environment
for most stored procedures and functions, but not complex queries.
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>>but not complex queries.<<
Exactly my point and yes I realize that SQL Query Analyzer is less visual, however it may be time you started understanding T-SQL.
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Ok, i see i have no choice.
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