The quick documentation provides details about values in the selected cell or cells. For example, if a cell contains long text, you will see the whole text. Also, you can see records that are referenced in the current record as well as the records that reference the current one.
Quick documentation view
If a cell contains long text, you will see the whole text.
The quick documentation view for records displays records that are referenced in the current record and records that reference the current one.
You can switch to a transposed mode. In the transposed view, rows and columns are interchanged.
To switch to the transposed mode, click Transposed mode. For more information about the transposed view in tables, see Transpose a table.
Manage default and NULL values for a cell
When a new row is created and no values are specified for some of the cells, those cells are filled with their respective default Command Alt D or NULL (Command Alt N) values.
When you set default values for a cell, you can use corresponding actions from the context menu (Set DEFAULT and Set NULL).
In the Database tool window ( ) , expand a data source tree.
Right-click the table and select Modify Table Control+F6.
In the table structure tree, expand the columns node and double-click the column that you want to edit.
In the Default Expression field, specify the default value of the cell in the column. To allow NULL values, clear the Not Null checkbox.
Edit multiple cell values simultaneously
Select a range of cells that you want to edit.
Start typing a new value. The changes are applied to all the selected cells.
To confirm the value, press Enter. To cancel editing, press Escape.
Saving a LOB into a file
You can save a binary large object (BLOB or LOB) from a cell into a file.
Right-click the cell that contains the LOB and select Save LOB.
In the save dialog, specify the name and location of the file and click OK.
Copy and paste cells between tables
You can copy Control+C and paste Control+V selected cells and ranges of cells - within the same table or from one table to another one. When pasting, DataSpell converts data types automatically if and as necessary.
You can find all basic actions for working with cells under the context menu. To call the context menu, right-click the cell that you want to modify. The following table lists all the actions.
Edit a value in the selected cell or cells. Alternatively, you can double-click the cell and start typing a value. The Edit command is unavailable for read-only values.
Open in Value Editor
Open in a separate value editor where you can edit data that is stored in the cell.
For more information about the editor, refer to Value editor.
Show Aggregate View
Open the aggregate view where
For more information about the view, refer to Aggregate view.
Revert changes that you made to a cell value. You can select a scope of different cells and revert values in this scope.
For more information about reverting changes, see Submit changes to a database.
Set Highlighting Language
Select a language that the IDE should use to highlight data in a cell.
Change Display Type
Select how the IDE should display binary data in the column. 16-byte data is displayed as UUID by default.
Command Alt D
Set the current cell value to the default value or the value that you specified for the column.
For more information about how to view or set a default value, see Manage default and NULL values for a cell.
Command Alt N
Set the current cell value to NULL.
For more information about how to allow a NULL value, see Manage default and NULL values for a cell.
Load a file into the field.
For the cells that contain a binary large object (LOB). Save content of a cell into a file.
Copy selection to the clipboard.
Copy Aggregation Result (SUM)
Copy a summary value for a range of cells. By default, DataSpell copies the
Paste the contents of clipboard into the table.
Add a row to the end of a table.
Delete selected rows.
Create a duplicate of the selected row and adds the duplicate to the end of a table.
Jump to a navigation bar.
Open the selected object in the Database tool window.
Navigate to one of the related objects.
Open an object definition (DDL).
Jump to a specified row.
In the Go to Row dialog, specify the column and row number (use the
All Related Rows
Jump to a related record.
The command options are a combination of those for Navigate between related data.and . Read more about related data in
The command is not available if there are no related records.
Switch to a record that the current record references. If more than one record is referenced, select the target record in the popup that appears.
Read more about related data in Navigate between related data.
The command is not available if there are no referenced records.
Use this command or shortcut to see the records that reference the current record. Read more about related data in Navigate between related data. In the popup that appears there are two categories for the target records:
The command is not available if there are no records that reference the current one.
Select a filter that you want to a column.
Open a search window where you can search for data in your database or a group of databases.
Export Table to Clipboard
Copy the whole table to the clipboard. This action does not depend on Limit page size to setting.
Switch Session (your_current_session_name)
Open a window to select another session or create a new one. For more information about sessions, see Manage connection sessions.
Show information about selected objects. For different database objects, Quick Documentation shows corresponding information. For example, for a group of cells, you will see a summary for the selection. You can preview it in a regular or in a transposed view and also see the related records by their foreign keys.