I need to be able to create SOQL on my windows Laptop, I am very used to SOQLExplorer on my Mac however this is not built for Windows. Is there an equivalent out there for Windows?


I use RealForceExplorer and I am very happy with it. Create SOQL, SOSL and anonymous Apex. Multiple windows, multiple connections to orgs.

Check it out here https://bitbucket.org/realforceexplorer/real-force-explorer/wiki/Home

  • i've used forceexplore on windows for a while and i'll have to check out RealForceExplorer
    – rlewi17
    Oct 9 '14 at 14:32
  • So what is the verdict here... which is the best tool or equivalent to SOQLExplorer? My preference is workbench.developerforce.com, however it doesn't support nested Soql's query.
    – mubs
    Nov 4 '14 at 5:54
  • It was a tie, between Query Editor and RealForceExplorer. Each of those got two votes. My favourite is RealForceExplorer.
    – Doug B
    Nov 4 '14 at 12:26
  • We are the team behind Realforce. Rebranded version of it has been released at datasert.com/products/realforce
    – realfire
    Oct 3 '17 at 20:31
  • @datasert your SSL cert may be busted? Mar 12 '19 at 21:04

Try the Query Editor in the Developer Console. It allows you to enter and run SOQL queries. For more information, look here.

It's not perfect; a lot of the time all you get for an error message is something like "syntax error". Still, it's much better than debugging SOQL via log files.


Cloudingo also have a free explorer: http://www.cloudingo.com/studio

I've used it on occasion, you can export your query into excel which I have found useful.

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    Cloudingo Studio is no longer functional due to lacking TLS 1.1 support...
    – Math1000
    Aug 9 '16 at 21:49

I've heard good things about the FuseIT Salesforce Explorer.

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