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When working on a query in Compose, you have several options for running your query:
Run all statements in the query at once
Run the selected text
Run the query as a script
Run All Statements at Once¶
Clicking the Run button in the query editor will submit each statement, one at a time, to the database. You can also click the arrow in the Run button and select Run Full Query from the dropdown menu.
Run Selected Text¶
Highlighting a section of your query and clicking Run allows you to execute a select part of your code. In other words, highlighting will limit the query run to the selected section. If a section is highlighted, a Run Selected Text option will appear in the Run dropdown menu.
Run as Script¶
Running a query as a script can only be done on SQL Server. It submits all the text as one script and should be used for SQL variables, volatile tables and User-defined Functions (UDFs).
To run a query as a script, click the arrow in the Run button and select Run Full Query as Script from the dropdown menu.