Edit a Quick Query

You can change the attributes of an existing Quick Query, such as in which format the results are saved, how the base table is specified, and which parameters will be prompted for input when the Quick Query is run.

It is important to understand that editing a Quick Query is different from editing the information about the Quick Query. For example, to change the prompts a user sees when a Quick Query runs, edit the Quick Query. However, to edit the meta information, such as who has access to the Quick Query, edit the information about the item. For more information, see Edit information about an item.

To edit a Quick Query:

  1. Navigate to the desired Quick Query in the Folders and Tables browser.
  2. Click the Quick Query.

    The Quick Query is highlighted in blue, and its full path appears underneath the Folders and Tables toolbar along with its associated actions.

  3. In the list of actions underneath the toolbar, click edit query.

    The Save As a Quick Query dialog is presented.

  4. In the Save As a Quick Query dialog, make the desired changes.
  5. Specify where to save the Quick Query:

    • If you want to replace the Quick Query you are editing, select Replace old query?

      Be careful when you select this option. Once you click Submit, the existing Quick Query is replaced. There is no warning or pop-up message confirming this action.

    • If you want to save this as a new Quick Query, under Save into folder, navigate to the folder where you want to save it.

      Make sure Replace old query? is not selected, as it will take precedence.

    Note: You can only save the Quick Query in a folder that you own () or have permission to add to ().
  6. To save open charts with the Quick Query, make sure Save open charts is selected.
  7. Click Submit.