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GetNativeSQL - How to use Vista to create SQL Queries

A user would like to create a SQL query to obtain data directly from the ION_Data database. SQL Server Management Studio requires users to have advanced knowledge in writing SQL queries where as the Vista application provides a convenient wizard interface to create the query. The Data Log Viewer provides an "Edit SQL" option to view the Vista query, but these commands do no work in SQL. 

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The queries created by the Vista Wizard can not be directly run in SQL. 

*Warning: Irreparable database damage can occur. This procedure should only be performed by users familiar with SQL Server Management Studio. Databases should be backed up prior to performing this procedure.* 

There is a command called 'GetNativeSQL' can be added to the "Edit SQL" in the Vista Wizard that will allow the user to obtain the native SQL commands required to query the ION_Data database directly in SQL Server Management Studio. 

See attached document for instructions. 

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