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Query Variable Improvements

July 30th, 2020
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Query variables let data analysts DRY up their SQL without typing the same values over and over again. More importantly, they allow business users to easily re-run queries with different parameters, like when sales wants to pull a report on a specific account, or marketing wants to pull a report on a specific campaign.

We've improved query variables so that you can:

  • Specify a type
    • String
    • Number
    • Date
    • Boolean
    • Dropdown
  • Set a default value
  • Mark the variable required

Types are important so your teammates know what kind of value to fill in. For example, you can make a dropdown list:

If someone tries to run your query without filling out a required variable:

For full details and lots more examples, please see our docs on query variables. Enjoy! 🎉

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