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Ability to display Error Messages while executing SQL queries in DB Query Client

The Database Query Client in OMoC does not display the error message to include the reason for the query execution to fail. IT gives a generic message stating - "Exception while executing query. Please check the query syntax/server logs." or "SQL Query has to be ended with a semi colon." which is too generic for users to understand the reason for failure.

  • Guest
  • Jun 17 2019
  • Future consideration
What is your industry? Professional Services
How will this idea be used?

If a business user has to understand the reason for failure, he/ she has to download the application server logs to dig deeper and understand the reason for failure. This could be cumbersome for these users and requires access to drop-box to be setup, download the logs and scan through the file to identify the error. It would help immensely, if the error could be shown in the browser popup instead of the above mentioned generic errors.

  • Guest commented
    17 Jun, 2019 07:57pm

    It would prove useful to clients to have a more meaningful error pop up display. It would save clients time.

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