SQL Query

Double click the activity.


Click upon the word Configure (Connection). It opens Configure Database Connection window. Enter the Connection string and Provider name (the database administrator should give you both).


Click upon the word Edit (Command). It opens the Edit Command window. SQL Query executes the SQL statement (Select) or stored procedure. Type in the SQL statement or choose the stored procedure. Optionally, in the Return value textbox one can put the variable that will store the value retrieved from the procedure. Click on OK and close the Edit Command window. Now you should choose the Wizlink® activity to execute for each row value (record) retrieved from database.


The variable record is DataReader object. You can access each column of the returned row by series of methods:

    • using number of the column - record(0) retrieves the value from first column, as object;
    • using name - record("Name") retrieves the value from the column that is called Name, as object;
    • using special method of DataReader object - record.GetString(0) retrieves the value of the first column, as string (methods available: GetBoolean, GetString, GetChar, GetDateTime, GetDecimal, GetDouble, GetFloat, GetInt16, GetInt32, GetInt64).

More information about connection:

Provider name: choose one of the list: MS SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle or ODBC.

Connection string: string of the characters that allows you to connect to database; in general: "Data Source=xxxx;Database=db;User Id=user1;Password=pass" (however it may vary depending on database).
More usefull information on:

Connection string formats:
MS SQL Server
Data Source=my_server_address; Database=my_database_name; User Id=my_user_name; Password=my_pass
More information:

MySQL / MariaDB
Server=my_server_address; Port=my_port; Database=my_database_name; User=my_user_name; Password=my_pass

Server=my_server_address; Port=my_port; Database=my_database_name; User Id=my_user_name; Password=my_pass
More information:

Data Source=(DESCRIPTION=(ADDRESS_LIST=(ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=TCP)(HOST=my_host)(PORT=my_port))) (CONNECT_DATA=(SERVER=DEDICATED)(SID=my_sid))); User Id=my_user_name; Password=my_pass;
More information:

connection string depends on type of ODBC driver for database

Parameter nameParameter TypeIn/OutDescription
CommandTextStringInputSQL statement or stored procedure
ConnectionConfigurationNameStringInputconnection name
ConnectionStringStringInputphrase that allows to connect to database
DisplayNameLiteralInputyou can change the name of activity for greater clarity of the scenario
ParametersCollectionInputparameters to database query
ProviderNameStringInputone of a list: MS SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle, ODBC
StoredProcedureReturnValueInt32Outputvariable to store procedure value (optional parameter)