Query Service UI guide

The Adobe Experience Platform Query Service provides a user interface that can be used to write and execute queries, view previously executed queries, and access queries saved by users within your IMS Organization. To access the UI within Adobe Experience Platform, select Queries in the left navigation.

Query Editor

The Query Editor enables you to write and execute queries without using an external client. Select Create Query to open the Query Editor and create a new query. You can also access the Query Editor by selecting a query from the Log or Browse tabs. Selecting a previously executed or saved query will open the Query Editor and display the SQL for the selected query.

The Queries dashboard with Create Query highlighted.

Query Editor provides editing space where you can begin typing a query. As you type, the editor automatically completes SQL reserved words, tables, and field names within tables. When finished writing your query, select the Play button to run the query. The Console tab below the editor shows what Query Service is currently doing, indicating when a query has been returned. The Result tab, next to the Console, displays query results. See the Query Editor guide for more information on using the Query Editor.

A zoomed in view of the Query Editor.


The Browse tab shows queries saved by users in your organization. It is useful to think of these as query projects, as queries saved here may still be under construction. Queries displayed on the Browse tab also display as run queries in the Log tab if they have been previously executed by Query Service.

A zoomed in view of the Queries dashboard Browse tab displaying several saved queries.

Column Description
Name The query name created by the user. You can select on the name to open the query in the Query Editor. You can also use the search bar to search on the Name of a query. Searches are case sensitive.
SQL The first few characters of the SQL query. Hovering over the code displays the full query.
Modified by The last user who modified the query. Any user in your organization with access to Query Service can modify queries.
Last modified The date and time of the last modification to the query, in the browser’s time zone.


The Log tab provides a list of queries that have previously been executed. By default, the log lists the queries in reverse chronology.

A zoomed in view of the Queries dashboard Log tab displaying a list of queries in reverse chronological order.

Column Description
Name The query name, consisting of the first several characters of the SQL query. Selecting the name opens the Query Editor, allowing you to edit the query. You can use the search bar to search on the Name of a query. Searches are case sensitive.
Created by The name of the person who created the query.
Client The client used for the query.
Dataset The input dataset used by the query. Select the dataset to go to the input dataset details screen.
Status The current status of the query.
Last run When the query was run last. You can sort the list in either ascending or descending order by selecting the arrow over this column.
Run time The amount of time it took to run the query.


The Credentials tab displays both your expiring and non-expiring credentials. For more information on how to use these credentials to connect with external clients, please read the credentials guide.

The Queries dashboard with the Credentials tab highlighted.

Next steps

Now that you are familiar with Query Service user interface on Platform, you can access Query Editor to start creating your own query projects to share with other users in your organization. For more information on authoring and running queries in Query Editor, see the Query Editor user guide.

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