Active Query Builder


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Bradley MacDonald, TimeAcct Information Systems

We have been using Active Query Builder for over a year and must say that both the product and support have been outstanding!

We chose Active Query Builder due to its flexibility and features, but have been truly pleased by its power and hidden capabilities. The Active Query Builder components provides the ability to allow our end users to visual build SQL statements for reports, dashboards, etc. It works with many different databases - and as our tool is meant to work with multiple databases - this feature was of particular importance.

The components provide not only the ability to connect with many databases and generate native SQL for each one, but to also deal with other connections like ADO, ODBC, etc. - and use standard ANSI SQL statement generation. Our tool also uses custom SQL extensions and Active Query Builder was able to handle them and still allow for easy visual query building. The support offered by the Active Query Builder team was second to none. They were able to answer all technical issues within 24 hours - and provided various product enhancements in very short timeframes.

What was a pleasant surprise is that the Visual Query Builder component is a series of independent components that are put together into one easy to use tool. What this means is that you not only get the full visual query building tool - but also the various subcomponents and useful database independent routines. This has allowed us to provide our end users with full database schema maps for any database type, visual representations of the data tables in the datasets used in our application, and more information about the tables, fields and views they are working with then otherwise would be possible.

The only area I think that could be improved is slightly better documentation on each part and how to use some of the more 'hidden' routines. However, with the level of support that ActiveDBSoft offer - it is not a problem.

In summary Active Query Builder provides excellent components, great support and a very flexible feature set. It has allowed us to provide features to our end users that I did not think would be possible in the first release of our new tools and in a timeframe that was much shorter than planned. I would recommend that anyone dealing with databases in the .Net world should be aware of this component and its capabilities!”

I am building a feature-rich in-house application to migrate competitors databases to our product through our Web Services API. I am using AQB to allow queries to be built more efficiently (quicker) and columns to be easily extracted to be able to easily map these table columns to Web Service Elements programmatically and with visual drag and drop. We are very experienced with writing manual SQL but that is tedious and requires a lot of copy, paste, and typos. AQB will eliminate most of this and allow easy accurate extraction of output columns programmatically.”

Gert Venter, IDSC

Our team has worked with the Active Query Builder components since the middle of 2014.

By using Active Query Builder we have managed to upgrade our applications to the point where we can enable users with very little to no knowledge of SQL to access their databases and retrieve accurate summaries of their data. The component itself is flexible, easy to use, user friendly and consistently improved upon. Any issues that might occur are dealt with by a support team that sets the benchmark for customer service and professionalism.

In short, a superb product developed and supported by a superb team.”

David Wilson, Southern Micro, LLC.

I have worked with the trial version for several weeks and I think your product is outstanding. The only thing I regret is not discovering Active Query Builder sooner.
Keep up the good work.”

Adrian Heald, Director of Captell Developments

I have recently purchased Active Query Builder and incorporated it into my application. I found the process very easy and straight forward and apart from a issues relatively pain free. All issues I had during the process were quickly resolved by the support guys.

I have used a couple of other query builder components and by far Active Query Builder is the best and provides the easiest interface for both development and use.”

Karl-Heinz Kroenig, Kroenig dataDesign

Really great work!
The best DB-Designtool I could found after lot of deep testings.

My users are happy now about the ability to create complicate sql-selects visually AND keep the freedom to edit the sql-code manually too (True 2-way-designing).”

Elwin Ardririanto

I was so impressed with its capability to handle subqueries and unions, no other competitors offer that. Eventhough I have bought for a such component (the ELS query designer)... I have to buy again this component... and replace the previous one.”

J.Pieter Vos

I had many situations where I required some easy tool for end-users to create queries and reports. Over the years I evaluated a few query building engines, all look nice, but none was useful or could be implemented with db in use. Finally I tried out Active Query Builder, and it does everything I need, two days after evaluating I bought full version, and a few days later my customers already had their dream, a excellent query builder integrated completly with their db and report engine. Now they can extract their data in a easy way.

Many thanks for making such a good product.”

Charlie Dibsdale

After an extensive search for a viable set of components for Delphi to integrate a general purpose query tool into my applications, I have at last found what I am looking for.

The ANSI 92 compatibility will also allow me to use this with embedded RDBMS solutions like Vista 2.


Duncan Deacon

With users expecting better and better interfaces to deal with complex data retrieval, Active Query Builder has allowed me to provide a highly professional, robust environment to both novice users and skilled query writers.

Thanks to all the team involved. Please keep up the good work.”

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