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Previewing data in the SQL editor

After you create a connection to a database, you can open a view in Talend Studio to see actual data in the database.

Before you begin

A database connection is created in the Profiling perspective.


  1. In the DQ Repository tree view, expand Metadata > DB Connections.
  2. Browse to a table in a given database connection, right-click it and select Preview.
    The SQL editor opens in Talend Studio listing the data in the selected table.
    Overview of the SQL editor.
  3. Optional: If required, do any modifications in the query and save it.


The query is listed under the Libraries > Source Files folder in the DQ Repository tree view.

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