Query Magics

Use Query Magics to format your SQL query results by just renaming your columns.

Here’s a quick walkthrough on how to use Query Magics.


Query magics

Use Query Magics to

  • Link to another table
  • Make urls clickable
  • Make email addresses clickable
  • Display a url as an image
  • Display an number as a star rating
  • Display a number as a progress bar
  • Display a number as localized money

How To Use Query Magics

You can format the results of a SQL query by simply adding some text to the end of your column names.

For example, to format the the url field as a link you’d do this:

select url as url__format__link from some_table

Here’s a quick example that displays clickable emails, links to another table, and renders a number as a star rating.

Query Magics

Available Query Magics

In all below descriptions the text in square parens is optional.

Make URLs clickable

columnname__format__link`

Format as a clickable email address

Similar to links, makes emails clickable - this will open a compose window in your default email client.

columname__format__email`

Format as a check/tick

Display a check or cross - 1 for check, 0 for cross. There are no further options

columname__format__check

Format as an image (img)

Takes a URL and displays it as an image. You can change the width and height if you like.

columname__format__image[__width[__height]]

--examples
columname__format__image -- default
columname__format__image__50 -- sets width to 50
columnname__format__image__50__100 -- sets width to 50, height 100

Format as money

Display a number in a specific currency, defaults to USD.

columname__format__money[__currencyCode]
--examples
columname__format__money      -- USD (the default)
columname__format__money__gbp -- British Pound
columname__format__money__cop -- Colombian Peso

Format as a progress bar

Displays a number as a progress bar, by default this assumes a range of 0 - 100.

columnname__format__progress[__max]
-- examples
columname__format__progress -- default 0-100
columname__format__progress_10 -- the range is 0-10

Format as a star rating

Displays a number as a star rating (like you would find on a review site). The default assumes a 0-5 star rating.

columname__format__stars[__max]
--examples
columname__format__stars__10 -- 0-10 stars

This magic allows you to link to other tables based on the value in your result set, just like how foreign key links work in the table data view.

Your table link can optionally include a column filter.

columname__goto[__schema]__table[__column] -- syntax
--examples
columname__goto__users -- link to the primary key of the users table
columname__goto__public__users -- link to the primary key of the users table in the public schema
columname__goto__products__user_id -- link to the products table, filter by user_id

Because you can provide a filter, you can use this for more than foreign key links. For example you could link to all products purchased by a specific user.

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