Salesforce Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for Salesforce administrators, implementation experts, developers and anybody in-between. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Is there a way we can build query in developer console just how we do in IDE or explorer.I see a query editor but not query builder in developer console.

share|improve this question
up vote 3 down vote accepted

No, the query / SOQL capabilities of the dev console are fairly rudimentary. Your best bet is to stick with the Eclipse plugin or look at either Workbench ( or google for Simon Fells Pocket SOQL explorer.

share|improve this answer
You can, however, go to File -> Open and open an Object. Then select rows and click the Query button right under all the rows. The will generate the query and put it in the Query Editor. Not the same as the other Query explorers, but still better than typing it all in if using the developer console. – Thomas Apr 23 '14 at 16:06
Good to know, thanks @Thomas – James Loghry Apr 23 '14 at 19:47

The Explorer Utility that's found in Ajax tools (a freebie App from SF) comes in pretty handy too if you're looking for something you can run from the UI. It will provide all the relationships you're looking for. You'll just need to add your Where, GroupBy and other clauses you need.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.