To make it easier to find a certain table, you can create an alias finder that works like a shortcut, so you can quickly access a query without having to run it continuously. There are 2 approaches to add a table to the aliased finder:
- Give the query a meaningful name by clicking it under Data Search in the navigation panel (e.g. My query). Then set the query as a favorite by clicking the heart symbol.
- Go to the Favorite Queries area of the Data Search Finder and click the magnifying glass symbol corresponding to your query.
- Click the Finder button over the data table selection boxes to turn it into Aliased Finder. Your table appears now as an Aliased Finder table.
- Go to the Additional tools → Query Info → Rename Search area to give the query a new name.
- Write the new query name (e.g. My query) and check the Mark as Finder Entry Point box. Click Save and Mark.
- In the window appearing, click Yes, mark now.
- Additionally, you can add a brief description to your table clicking Additional Tools → Query Info → Table Description.
- The table is automatically added to the Aliased Finder.
Managing the Aliased Finder tables
Once the tables have been added to the Aliased Finder, you can perform certain actions by clicking the ellipsis symbol:
- Check the table description.
- Retrieve the query results.
- Delete it from the Aliased Finder.