Recently came across the wonderful product called Skyvia Query
It is one of the most advanced Visual Query Builders out there, that let us write complex SQL queries with simple drag and drip and configuration. The most interesting part is that it works with both Cloud as well as On-Premise databases.
To try it out we can create a free trial account.
In this post, we will see how we can quickly use it to connect to our Dynamics 365 CE Database and perform select, insert, update and delete queries.
Navigate to connections and create a new Dynamics CRM Connection
Provide the connection details and test and save the connection.
Navigate to the Query section and select New Builder option to use SQL Builder tool to create the query
Specify the connection and search for the Entity (table)
Here we have searched for and selected the Opportunity Entity. Now simply drag and drop the fields to the designer surface.
Click on Execute (F9) to get the result.
Let us drag and drop opportunity rating field in the result fields section and Execute it
The results can be exported to PDF, CSV and can also be used for creating a chart that can be exported as an image.
Going back to our designer screen, now let us work with the actual SQL query that was being generated by the query builder for us.
For this, click on the SQL tab.
Below is the generated query.
We can work with the query in the SQL query window itself and can also drag and drop fields from the Table on the left.
For e.g. we have dragged Records count on the SQL query window, which generated the count query for us.
Now let us see the Insert query in action
We can see our contact record created
Now let us perform Update.
Here it asks for the confirmation before performing the update. Selecting Apply All performs the update.
Now let us look at the DELETE query in action.
Similar to Update it asks for the confirmation before deleting the records.
Thus Skyvia Query tool makes it so easy and intuitive to work with Dynamics 365 CE data, as we are using SQL statement instead of Fetch XML.
I would highly recommend giving this product a try.
Hope it helps..