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Customize the column names

You can create aliases for column names to make it easier to work with column names, calculations, and summary values. For example, you can create a column alias to:

 Create a column name, such as "Total" for an expression such as (quantity * price) or for an aggregate function.

 Create a shortened form of a column name, such as "d_id" for "discounts.stor_id."

After you have defined a column alias, you can use the alias in a Select query to specify query output.

Creating a column alias

1. In the Grid pane, locate the row containing the data column for which you want to create an alias, and if necessary, mark it for output. If the data column is not already in the grid, add it.

2. In the Alias column for that row, enter the alias. The alias must follow all naming conventions for SQL. If the alias name you enter contains spaces, the program automatically puts delimiters around it.


Related Topics:

How to create a view

About SQL Query Builder

SQL Query Builder Layout

Add or remove a table

Add a column

Customize the table and view names

Using criteria to retrieve certain records

Expression Builder

Using wildcard characters

Comparison operators

Logical operators

Mathematical operators

Show or hide a column in a view's results

Group Rows in query results

Results Pane

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