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A method is described which allows all queries to be displayed in a single names window regardless of whether the query was created as an SQL Query or as a Prompted Query.
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Appropriate Query Editing Window Displayed When Query Object Selected
A method is described which allows all queries to be displayed in a single
names window regardless of whether the query was created as an SQL Query or
as a Prompted Query.
When a user creates a query, the query is created via the SQL Query editing
window or the Prompted Query window. In creating a query, the user creates a
QUERY object regardless of which window the query was created. When the
user selects to edit a query object, a Query Names window is displayed with all
the QUERY objects created. At this time, the query that was created must be
edited using the same window in which the query was created. The problem is
that when the names of the query objects are displayed, the user cannot tell
which window the object should be used to edit the query object.
If the user selects a QUERY object which was previously created using the
SQL Query window, the user is automatically presented with the SQL Query
editing window to allow re-editing of that object. Otherwise, if the user selected a
QUERY object which was previous created using Prompted Query, the user is
presented with the base 'Prompted Query' editing window to allow re-editing of
The method automatically determines what type of QUERY object it is (i.e.,
SQL Query or Prompted Query) and then automatically displays the appropriated
query editing window.