Synapse Studio SQL scripts in Azure Synapse Analytics

Synapse Studio provides a SQL script web interface for you to author SQL queries.

Begin authoring in SQL script

There are several ways to start the authoring experience in SQL script. You can create a new SQL script through one of the following methods.

  1. From the Develop menu, select the "+" icon and choose SQL script.

  2. From the Actions menu, choose New SQL script.

  3. Choose Import from the Actions menu under Develop SQL scripts. Select an existing SQL script from your local storage. new sql script 3 actions

Create your SQL script

  1. Choose a name for your SQL script by selecting the Property button and replacing the default name assigned to the SQL script. new sql script rename

  2. Choose the specific dedicated SQL pool or serverless SQL pool from the Connect to drop-down menu. Or if necessary, choose the database from Use database. new sql choose pool

  3. Start authoring your SQL script using the intellisense feature.

Run your SQL script

Select the Run button to execute your SQL script. The results are displayed by default in a table.

new sql script results table

Export your results

You can export the results to your local storage in different formats (including CSV, Excel, JSON, XML) by selecting "Export results" and choosing the extension.

You can also visualize the SQL script results in a chart by selecting the Chart button. Select the "Chart type" and Category column. You can export the chart into a picture by selecting Save as image.

new sql script results chart

Explore data from a Parquet file

You can explore Parquet files in a storage account using SQL script to preview the file contents.

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SQL Tables, external tables, views

By selecting the Actions menu under data, you can select several actions such as:

  • New SQL script
  • Select TOP 1000 rows

Explore the available gesture by right-clicking the nodes of SQL databases.

new script database

Create folders and move SQL scripts into a folder

From the Actions menu under Develop SQL scripts Choose "New folder" from the "Actions" menu under Develop SQL scripts. And type in the name of the new folder in the pop-up window.

Screenshot that shows an example of an SQL script with 'New folder' selected.

To move a SQL script into a folder, you can select the sql script and choose "Move To" from the Actions menu. Then find the destination folder in the new window and move the sql script into selected folder.You can also quickly drag the sql script and drop it into a folder.


Next steps

For more information about authoring a SQL script, see Azure Synapse Analytics.