AnySQL Maestro FAQ
You are welcome to look through the following Frequently Asked Questions list for getting to know the answers to the most commonly asked questions about AnySQL Maestro.
If you want to ask a question which is not in the list you may apply to our support team.
What is AnySQL Maestro?
is a multi-purpose admin tool for management, control and development of any database engine (SQL Server, MySQL, MS Access, Oracle, etc.) which is available via ODBC driver or OLE DB provider. AnySQL Maestro provides you with graphical user interface (GUI) which allows you to make database operations easy and fast. Using AnySQL Maestro you can create, edit and drop database objects, build queries as visual diagrams, execute queries and SQL scripts, manage data including BLOBs, design your database as ER diagram, and use a lot of other tools designed for the easiest and most efficient work with AnySQL server.
What is the difference between AnySQL Maestro and similar specific tools such as SQL Maestro for MySQL, MS SQL Maestro, and others?
Though AnySQL Maestro includes all the basic tools for effective database management, we do also offer software products designed especially for concrete DBMS. These products support advanced DBMS features such as stored procedures, triggers, grants and work faster because of using direct connections instead of ODBC drivers.
See the feature matrix to find out the difference between AnySQL Maestro and specialized tools such as SQL Maestro for MySQL, PostgreSQL Maestro, MS SQL Maestro, etc.
What is the difference between AnySQL Maestro edition?
AnySQL Maestro comes in two editions: Professional and Freeware. To compare them with each other use the comparison table
What is a connection string? How can I make it?
AnySQL Maestro connects to a database via OLE DB provider or ODBC driver. The connection string contains the information that the provider needs to know to be able to establish a connection to the database or the data file. To learn more about ODBC drivers, OLE DB Providers and other such stuff, read our brief guide to connection strings
I know that my database contains foreign keys indeed, but your software doesn't represent them.
AnySQL Maestro works with databases via OLE DB provider or ODBC driver. It represents only the information the provider is giving.
Is it possible to try AnySQL Maestro before buying?
I want to use your software for educational purposes. Can I get a discount?
Yes, you can. Feel free to choose a non-commercial license. Exact prices can be obtained on the purchase page
We intend to buy several products. Is it possible to obtain a discount?
Volume discounts are available for 3 and more licenses. Also you can get a significant discount purchasing a bundle.
I would like to resell AnySQL Maestro on my website. What are your reseller's discounts?
Which license type can I select?
You may choose a non-commercial license if you use the software for non-commercial purposes in non-business, non-commercial environment. You should purchase a business license to use the software in a corporate, government, or business environment.
Single license means that a copy of the software is allowed to be used only on a single computer and only by a single user at a time. If you wish to use the software for more than one user, you will need a separate license for each individual user (click the "Order now" button to see volume discounts). Site license means that the software is allowed to be used without limitation on count of installations and users within one organization.
All our products and bundles are shipped with 12 months of free upgrades (minor and major ones) or with 36 months of free upgrades for a quite small additional fee.
Can I deploy one license for both desktop and laptop?
One AnySQL Maestro license can be installed on a single computer. However, we offer a special allowance which authorizes you to deploy AnySQL Maestro on both desktop computer and portable computer, laptop, or other mobile computer with a single license, as long as it is not being used simultaneously.
What are system requirements for installing your software?
- Pentium PC or higher;
- Windows NT4/2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8;
- 256 MB RAM (512 MB recommended);
- 15 MB of free hard disk space;
- SVGA-compatible video adapter.
How can I find out the date of my current product version release?
Is it possible to install the software in "silent" mode (without user interaction)?
Yes, it is possible. Run installation_package.exe with /SILENT or /VERYSILENT command line parameter. When /SILENT is used the wizard and the background window are not displayed but the installation progress window is. When /VERYSILENT is used this installation progress window is not displayed at all.
Are there any graphical tools for building and executing queries implemented?
AnySQL Maestro provides two powerful tools which allow you either to edit query text directly with syntax highlighting and code completion or to build a query diagram visually selecting tables and fields, setting links between tables, etc.
What is the function of Generate Database Report? Does the report include data?
Generate Database Report Wizard allows you to print definitions of the database objects. To run the wizard, select the Tools | Generate Database Report main menu item. The wizard helps you to print all the database object or specify the Categories for printing according to the selected object type. The report does not include database data.
Is code completion implemented in the SQL Editor?
The Editor area is provided for working with the text of the query. For your convenience code completion is enabled. You can activate the completion list by pressing the Ctrl+Space key combination.
I cannot edit the SQL definition using the SQL tab? Why?
The reason is that you are trying to edit SQL definition within the SQL tab of the object editor. Bear in mind that this text is read-only. If you want to modify the object definition, use SQL Editor or SQL Script Editor. You can find the detailed information in the Manual
What is the difference between Object Manager and Object Browser?
Both Object Manager
and Object Browser
are tools for operating on database objects designed as extensions of the Database Explorer. AnySQL Maestro provides such operations as multiple selecting of objects (for copying, dropping, etc.) and the ability of using drag-and-drop operations between Object Manager, Object Browser and Database Explorer as well as between instances of the Object Manager or Object Browser. Unlike Object Manager Object Browser represents objects as a grid with according possibilities (sorting, grouping, and filtering).
Is it possible to execute more than one query using SQL Editor?
SQL Editor provides you with an ability to execute several queries simultaneously. Each query is executed in a separate thread, so all AnySQL Maestro features remain available and there is no need to wait for your complex query to be completed.