Is there any other way to query a data extension in Marketing cloud other than doing a query activity and putting the results in a new DE. I am not sure if there is something like workbench for marketing cloud which would let me write a query and retrieve the results. Any pointers would be appreciated.


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There isn't a workbench feature that would allow you to write the query and get the results directly but there are a few ways of getting data out of data extension.

  1. Query Activity
  2. AMPscript or Server-Side JavaScript lookup
  3. SOAP API utilizing a filter
  4. Using the Filter functionality

Get Query Studio in the appexchange. This is like a workbench.

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