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Query Editor

Sometimes you have a quick question of your data that doesn't really warrant opening up Excel or your favourite reporting tool. This is where our Query Editor comes in! > Got a little more time? We have a [detailed blog post here](https://blog.synchub.io/articles/queryeditor) ### How it works It's pretty simple really - our Query Editor uses the _read-only_ credentials provided by SyncHub to execute your SQL directly against your data warehouse. Afterwards, you can **save and share** the result with other collaborators in your organisation. You can do some pretty awesome and powerful things with your Query Editor. Here are some of the features and tools to help you become a master. ### Data model To aid you with constructing your queries in the query editor, we provide a view of the data model for each of your connections so that you may see what tables and columns are available for each of the connectors. From the tools menu in the top right of the query editor, click **show endpoints**. You will then get the following expandable view listing each connector with its available tables and columns. You can click on the blue arrows to automatically insert the column or table name into your query at the location of the cursor. ![](https://api.synchub.io/Media/RenderFile?&documentGuid=cfbcd365-fad4-4d1f-9ae8-28778b44f4ef&clientID=4&) From the data model popup, you can also open the sync window for each of the endpoints, allowing you to manually re-sync data for specific end points without needing to leave the query editor. ![](https://api.synchub.io/Media/RenderFile?&documentGuid=928ec558-bf77-49fe-9057-a18da1dde731&clientID=4&) ### Handling multiple connections to the same cloud platform To make your queries easier to read, you can use the **CONNECTIONS** placeholder in place of the actual database name -for example, _[CONNECTIONS.xero]_ would connect to your Xero schema. If, however, you have two or more of the same type of connector, using this ambiguous term will cause an error. There are two ways to report across multiple connections of the same type: #### Solution 1/2 - You only need to reference one of the duplicate connections In this case, you can simply use the data model to **remove from query** the connections that you don't want to use. You will see it becomes greyed out, and now using **CONNECTIONS.harvest** will only reference the connection that is still active for this query. ![](https://api.synchub.io/Media/RenderFile?&documentGuid=a58bd971-8f2f-431b-849d-eb1db9b879ed&clientID=4&) #### Solution 2/2 - You need to be able to reference more than connection to the same cloud platform in the same query To support this, you can click on the blue arrow next to a table name to insert that table _with its specific schema_, as shown below. This allows you to, for example, gather all of you invoices from two different Harvest accounts and view them in a single query. ![](https://api.synchub.io/Media/RenderFile?&documentGuid=2d790e35-1752-41e8-a7d7-dffde3eae3ba&clientID=4&) ### Show calculated SQL Another option from the tools menu is **show calculated SQL**. Clicking this will open a window showing the exact SQL that you query will be executed as. This is particularly useful to be able to see how your parameters and **embedded queries** are actually being run in the context of the query you are currently editing. A button to view the calculated SQL will also appear when a query encounters an error when run. For example, executing the following query gives an error, and when viewing the calculated SQL, it becomes clear that this is a malformed SQL query. ![](https://api.synchub.io/Media/RenderFile?&documentGuid=bf0ed9d4-638c-49e6-a3b0-12b626f44374&clientID=4&) ![](https://api.synchub.io/Media/RenderFile?&documentGuid=94b0c818-515f-4ab5-9088-8156076c5efb&clientID=4&) You would then see that the correct way to form this query utilising your embedded query would be as so: ![](https://api.synchub.io/Media/RenderFile?&documentGuid=d6139882-c61b-4d87-9116-5e230ebd9ba9&clientID=4&) ![](https://api.synchub.io/Media/RenderFile?&documentGuid=17516cd9-a079-4ec7-8c2d-d52f94fbf03b&clientID=4&) ### Parameters For advanced filtering and caching make sure you read up on our [Insight Parameters](/kb/insightparameters?api=katana).