Who Uses This Software?

Business application developers who work on a software dealing with SQL databases.

Average Ratings

11 reviews
  • Overall 4.5 / 5
  • Ease of Use 4 / 5
  • Customer Service 4.5 / 5
  • Features 4.5 / 5
  • Value for Money 4.5 / 5

Product Details

  • Starting Price US$199.00/one-time
  • Pricing Details Lifetime license with 1 year of priority support and free upgrades.
  • Free Version No
  • Free Trial Yes
  • Deployment Installed - Windows
  • Training Documentation
  • Support Business Hours
    Online

Vendor Details

  • Active Database Software
  • https://www.activedbsoft.com
  • Founded 2005

About Active Query Builder

Active Query Builder is a component for business applications which helps users without any SQL experience to work with SQL queries and get data fast. With Active Query Builder, users can get a clear view of database schema and design SQL queries with natural point-and-click actions rather than tedious typing. It works with dozens of database servers, supports lots of SQL dialects and development environments. Programmers get full control over the user's queries to deny unauthorized data access.

Active Query Builder Features

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Data Migration
  • Data Replication
  • Database Conversion
  • Mobile Access
  • Multiple Programming Languages Supported
  • NOSQL
  • Performance Analysis
  • Relational
  • Virtualisation

Active Query Builder Most Helpful Reviews

Very useful to give non IT professionals the ability to create queries.

Reviewed on 28/05/2019
Ralf M.
Chief software architect
Program Development, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: We have developed software for a specific industry. This industry uses our software to manage their services, goods receipts, goods issues and invoices. Of course, good reporting is also required. Unfortunately, we were unable to meet the very different reporting requirements of all our customers. At the same time, it was impossible for our customers to write SQL statements themselves because they are not IT professionals. By using AQB we were able to integrate a visual component into our program that allows our customers to create queries without SQL knowledge, but only by drag-and-drop.
By hiding or renaming database objects, we were able to hide unimportant tables for the user or give fields more understandable names for the user. By the way: you can also add a ToolTip to fields.
We have received a very positive response from our customers. Our program has received a significant added value through the integration of AQB.

Pros: Before we chose AQB, we tested several other programs of this kind. We were convinced by the following points: + The integration into our program was really very simple and took less than 10 minutes. + You can change the names of database objects and fields using a mapper. For example, database objects can be hidden from the end-user or more user-friendly names can be assigned. (By the way, that's a big point for us.) + The user interface can be adapted very well and with little effort. + The Visual Designer can also be used intuitively by "normal end-users" after a very brief introduction. + In the very few cases in which we needed support, we were helped very quickly and competently. The support was so fast that it reminds more of a chat than an e-mail conversation.

Cons: I've really been thinking for a few minutes about what to put in this field.
But there is really nothing here that I could criticize. Maybe the documentation isn't perfect, but the software is so intuitive and the support is really good. Then I can do without a documentation that is 100%.

Simply ... a stunning piece of software for querying databases

Reviewed on 27/08/2018
Dom S.
Owner
Computer Software, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: I have an application that uses a very complex underlying database. It has proved impossible for me to predict every which way that end users would want to query their data and whilst I'm not averse to creating new views for end users one persons wishes will not always suit everyone else's. Active Query Builder is the perfect solution, providing comprehensive visual access to data in a safe and controlled environment.

Pros: From a developers perspective this tool is a joy to use, allowing simple drag and drop use (with very little code behind required) to a very customisable tool that can be fully integrated into your own application's environment. It allows you to provide your own end users with the freedom to interrogate their own data using a simple yet familiar visual paradigm or, for those who actually posses a good working knowledge of SQL the ability to create really quite complex queries to answer their specific needs, needs which I, as the application developer might not have even considered that they wanted. The 'SQLTextEditor' is a joy to behold offering not only good syntax highlighting but SQL intellisense as well (particularly useful for SQL novices). Equally impressive is the ability of the tool to allow you to create a textual query and then have it produce a visual representation of it. Within a very short time of trialing this you'll realise just what a superb tool you have found, and at the same time be cursing yourself for not having discovered it sooner. If you are looking for a way to allow your end users access to the database that holds the data your application is creating on their behalf that can is intuitively simple to use then look no further.

Cons: If I were to voice one criticism it would be that the documentation is perhaps not yet as comprehensive as it might be, although in fairness that is a failure acknowledged by the vendor themselves and is being corrected. However that isn't in reality that big a deal as the support that they offer is superb and that, from the perspective of a developer using a third party component, is worth it's weight in gold.

Great product! Real value for money!

Reviewed on 31/05/2018
Shrenik D.
Branch Manager
Information Technology & Services, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments:

Pros: The client did not had any way of extracting data directly from the database. With AQB and a little technical knowledge the client can themselves create custom reports as per their requirement. Previously the client had to spend money for the generating the reports and also had to wait until the reports are coded. AQB provides a safe way of extracting data without actually creating user or granting user access on the server. This provides another layer of security. Prompt responses on the support tickets.

Cons: It's common for there to be small bugs in each new release. With each upgrade, we have to open a ticket with AQB to get the issues resolved. It would be helpful if AQB is made compitable with Bootstrap. Hard to find solutions for the issues faced during integrations in the documentation provided by AQB.

Vendor Response

by Active Database Software on 03/09/2018

Hello, Shrenik.
Thank you for your feedback.
I am glad to inform you that the latest version 3.3 of Active Query Builder ASP.NET Edition is compatible with Bootstrap visual styles.

The go-to visual query designer

Reviewed on 05/09/2018
Gert V.
Senior Web Developer
Information Technology & Services, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: Our company has been using the Query Builder application for four years at the time of writing. The application is robust enough to create and manipulate a wide array of queries yet intuitive so that clients who have never created a SQL query before can manipulate their data and generate accurate summaries of their data in minutes. Should any error occur, a support team that sets the standard in speed and professionalism is a mere email away. Overall, a highly recommended application

Pros: -> A very powerful query designer with an easy to use interface
-> Greatly adaptable to fit a whole range of applications and custom user requirements
-> The product is constantly updated and improved in meaningful ways
-> Exceptional customer support and feedback, to put it lightly

Cons: -> There are usually minor bugs with larger updates, but these are always quickly squashed

Active Query Builder - a great tool to have in your pocket!

Reviewed on 31/12/2018
David H.
President, CEO
Information Technology & Services, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: We have been using AQB for about 2 years and are very satisfied with both the product and support we have received. It is an extremely flexible and intuitive solution for business application development where users need full featured SQL functionality to address their data needs. I would recommend it to anyone who needs to add a robust, dependable SQL tool to their applications.

Pros: Out of the 'box', Active Query Builder is very easy to implement for our application/integration use cases. Both its drag and drop functionality and the ability to customize the interface for our users' needs saves us a lot of time and effort for integrating SQL query building, parsing, and editing functionality into our products. The ability to build and manage a query as text and as a visual representation for complex queries is bonus for our users.

Cons: We encountered a few bugs with DB2 syntax but after contacting customer support and it was quickly remedied in a subsequent version.

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