Admins can execute SQL direct to the database.
Warning: direct database manipulation can result in data loss and an unusable application!
Backup the database (Export) and download it in case you lose data or crash the application
Create a local database with the backup and test the SQL on this local version first
If there is no recent backup (maximal one day old), the SQL function is not available
Keep in mind¶
It’s a simple but very powerful feature. Unlike the rest of the application there are no safeguards to prevent e.g. total data loss and/or making the application unusable.
If data is lost and/or the application crashes it can be fixed only with server and database access. Depending on the situation fixing the problem could take some time.
A transaction (BEGIN, COMMIT) is automatically build around your statement
Don’t refresh the page (e.g pressing F5) because this will execute the statement again.
You can use multiple statements (every statement has to be terminated with “;”) but only the result of the last one will be displayed.
After clicking on Execute the result of the last query is shown below depending on the statement:
SELECT - the row count and the (not very readable) query result
INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE - the affected row count
Error - there is nothing to worry about because the transaction executes the statement(s) only if there is no error.