Active Query Builder ActiveX Edition is a control to build complex SQL queries via an intuitive visual interface similar to MS-Access, but much more powerful compared to other similar components. It allows you to define grouping and sorting, to construct criteria in a simple and direct way. Each union and sub-query has its own working area where it could be built visually as easy as single query.
Active Query Builder is a true two-way query builder, so you may combine visual query building with direct SQL query editing. The sophisticated Active SQL parser can translate any valid SQL statement into it's visual representation. SQL Formatter will allow you to customize the SQL code layout the way you like it. Ability to retrieve various information about the query, such as list of used tables and fields, allows you to prevent execution of unauthorized queries.
Active Query Builder supports Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, MS Access, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Informix, Sybase, Interbase, Firebird, and other SQL dialects.
In many cases, direct connection to the database is undesirable or even impossible from the point of view of security or performance, for example in the ASP.NET environment. In this case, the most convenient solution would be to work with Active Query Builder in offline mode, loading metadata information from a previously saved XML file. It also makes loading metadata almost instant regardless of the number of objects being loaded.
The latest version of our component allows you to replace real table and field names with the user-friendly aliases.
Active Query Builder can be used in any software project which supports ActiveX controls as well as in the .Net projects. For example, you can use it with Visual Basic 6.0 and .NET, Visual C++ 6.0, Visual C#, PowerBuilder and so on. Active Query Builder was successfully tested in Windows.Forms and ASP.NET environments, with .NET Framework 1.1 and higher.