When building a new query in Virtuous, you’ll see the option to give your query a name, right at the start. If you know you’re building a query that you will want to run again in the future, you can go ahead and give your query a name right away. 

If you choose not to name your query right away, you can still do so from the Build Query screen. You’ll see that your query is assigned a default name, using a random string of letters and numbers -- just replace these values with whatever name you’d like to give your query, and then click save or just run your query, which will save it with changes. You’ll see a small prompt at the top of the screen letting you know that your query has been saved for future use.

When naming your query, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, each query name must be unique. And second, it helps to be as specific as possible when naming your query, which will help with generating unique names. Consider things such as the query criteria, the purpose or use of your query, and perhaps even a standard prefix for queries that have specific uses, like those created for workflow automation or mail lists.

Any query that you save will be accessible from the main Query Tool screen, on the “My Queries tab. Any queries saved by other users will be found under the “Team Queries” tab. Use the Search feature on either tab to find a specific query by name.

There’s plenty more to learn about working with queries, so make sure to check out the rest of our training videos on this topic.

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