Amazon Athena is a serverless, interactive analytics service constructed on open-source structures, supporting open-table and file formats. Athena supplies a streamlined, versatile method to examine petabytes of information where it lives. You can examine information or develop applications from an Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) information lake and over 25 information sources, consisting of on-premises information sources or other cloud systems utilizing SQL or Python. Athena is constructed on open-source Trino and Presto engines and Apache Glow structures, without any provisioning or setup effort needed.
Various kinds of users count on Athena, consisting of service experts, information researchers, security, and operations engineers. Athena supplies a question editor to go into and run questions on information utilizing structured question language (SQL). The question editor supplies functions like run, cancel, and conserve questions or declarations. In addition, it supplies keyboard faster ways for easy to use operation.
This post goes over the keyboard shortcuts readily available and how you can utilize them.
Accessing the Athena console
If you’re brand-new to Athena and do not understand how to access the Athena console and run questions and declarations, describe the following getting going tutorial This guide strolls you through utilizing Athena to query information. You’ll develop a table based upon sample information saved in Amazon S3, query the table, and inspect the outcomes of the question.
Keyboard faster ways
The question editor supplies keyboard faster ways for various action types like running a question, formatting a question, line operations, choice, multi-cursor, go to, find/replace, and folding. Compared to grabbing the mouse or browsing a menu, a single keyboard faster way conserves a minute of your time.
With keyboard faster ways, you can utilize crucial mixes to modify your SQL declaration without utilizing a mouse. For instance, you can utilize several cursors in your modifying window for choosing all circumstances of text you want to modify, and modify your text, fold or unfold chosen text, discover and change text, and carry out line operations like eliminate line, relocation lines, and more.
You can likewise discover these keyboard shortcuts on the question editor on the bottom best corner, as highlighted in the following screenshot.
The following table reveals the keyboards faster ways for Window/Linux and Mac.
|Other||Perform question||Ctrl-Enter||Cmd-Enter, Ctrl-Enter|
|Other||Redo||Ctrl-Shift-Z, Ctrl-Y||Cmd-Shift-Z, Cmd-Y|
|Other||Modification to decrease case||Ctrl-Shift-U||Ctrl-Shift-U|
|Other||Modification to upper case||Ctrl-U||Ctrl-U|
|Line Operations||Eliminate line||Ctrl-D||Cmd-D|
|Line Operations||Copy lines down||Alt-Shift-Down||Cmd-Opt-Down|
|Line Operations||Copy lines up||Alt-Shift-Up||Cmd-Opt-Up|
|Line Operations||Move lines down||Alt-Down||Opt-Down|
|Line Operations||Move lines up||Alt-Up||Opt-Up|
|Line Operations||Eliminate to line end||Alt-Delete||Ctrl-K|
|Line Operations||Eliminate to line start||Alt-Backspace||Cmd-Backspace|
|Line Operations||Eliminate word left||Ctrl-Backspace||Opt-Backspace, Ctrl-Opt-Backspace|
|Line Operations||Eliminate word right||Ctrl-Delete||Opt-Delete|
|Line Operations||Split line||—||Ctrl-O|
|Choice||Select word left||Ctrl-Shift-Left||Opt-Shift-Left|
|Choice||Select word right||Ctrl-Shift-Right||Opt-Shift-Right|
|Choice||Select line start||Shift-Home||Shift-Home|
|Choice||Select line end||Shift-End||Shift-End|
|Choice||Select to line end||Alt-Shift-Right||Cmd-Shift-Right|
|Choice||Select to line start||Alt-Shift-Left||Cmd-Shift-Left|
|Choice||Select page up||Shift-PageUp||Shift-PageUp|
|Choice||Select page down||Shift-PageDown||Shift-PageDown|
|Choice||Select to begin||Ctrl-Shift-Home||Cmd-Shift-Up|
|Choice||Select to end||Ctrl-Shift-End||Cmd-Shift-Down|
|Choice||Select to matching bracket||Ctrl-Shift-P||—|
|Multicursor||Include multi-cursor above||Ctrl-Alt-Up||Ctrl-Opt-Up|
|Multicursor||Include multi-cursor listed below||Ctrl-Alt-Down||Ctrl-Opt-Down|
|Multicursor||Include next event to multi-selection||Ctrl-Alt-Right||Ctrl-Opt-Right|
|Multicursor||Include previous event to multi-selection||Ctrl-Alt-Left||Ctrl-Opt-Left|
|Multicursor||Move multi-cursor from present line to the line above||Ctrl-Alt-Shift-Up||Ctrl-Opt-Shift-Up|
|Multicursor||Move multi-cursor from present line to the line listed below||Ctrl-Alt-Shift-Down||Ctrl-Opt-Shift-Down|
|Multicursor||Eliminate present event from multi-selection and transfer to next||Ctrl-Alt-Shift-Right||Ctrl-Opt-Shift-Right|
|Multicursor||Eliminate present event from multi-selection and transfer to previous||Ctrl-Alt-Shift-Left||Ctrl-Opt-Shift-Left|
|Multicursor||Select all from multi-selection||Ctrl-Shift-L||Ctrl-Shift-L|
|Go to||Go to left||Left||Left, Ctrl-B|
|Go to||Go to best||Right||Right, Ctrl-F|
|Go to||Go to word left||Ctrl-Left||Opt-Left|
|Go to||Go to word right||Ctrl-Right||Opt-Right|
|Go to||Go line up||Up||Up, Ctrl-P|
|Go to||Go line down||Down||Down, Ctrl-N|
|Go to||Go to line start||Alt-Left, House||Cmd-Left, House, Ctrl-A|
|Go to||Go to line end||Alt-Right, End||Cmd-Right, End, Ctrl-E|
|Go to||Go to page up||PageUp||Opt-PageUp|
|Go to||Go to page down||PageDown||Opt-PageDown, Ctrl-V|
|Go to||Go to begin||Ctrl-Home||Cmd-Home, Cmd-Up|
|Go to||Go to end||Ctrl-End||Cmd-End, Cmd-Down|
|Go to||Scroll line down||Ctrl-Down||Cmd-Down|
|Go to||Scroll line up||Ctrl-Up||—|
|Go to||Go to matching bracket||Ctrl-P||—|
|Go to||Scroll page down||—||Opt-PageDown|
|Go to||Scroll page up||—||Opt-PageUp|
|Folding||Fold choice||Alt-L, Ctrl-F1||Cmd-Opt-L, Cmd-F1|
|Folding||Unfold||Alt-Shift-L, Ctrl-Shift-F1||Cmd-Opt-Shift-L, Cmd-Shift-F1|
For illustration, you can carry out the
Format question action by utilizing the keyboard faster way ( Ctrl-Alt-L for Windows/Linux, Opt-Cmd-L for Mac). It transforms unformatted SQL to a well-formatted SQL, as displayed in the following screenshots.
Likewise, you can try the
Toggle remark command ( Ctrl-/ for Windows/Linux, Cmd-/ for Mac) to comment or uncomment lines of SQL in the Athena question editor. This can be found in really helpful when you wish to rapidly comment out particular lines in your question, as displayed in the following screenshots.
You can do line operations like
Copy lines down,
Copy lines up, and more. The following screenshots reveal an example of the
Eliminate line action ( Ctrl-D for Windows/Linux, Cmd-D for Mac).
You can do a line choice like
Select line start, and more. The following screenshots reveal an example the
Select all action ( Ctrl-A for Windows/Linux, Cmd-A for Mac).
You can do multi-cursor actions like
Include multi-cursor above,
Include multi-cursor listed below,
Include next event to multi-selection,
Include previous event to multi-selection,
Move multi-cursor from present line to the line above, and more. The copying is of the
Include multi-cursor above action ( Ctrl-Alt-Up for Windows/Linux, Ctrl-Opt-Up for Mac).
You can do
go to actions like
Go to left,
Go to best,
Go to word left, and more. The following is an example of the
Go to left action ( Ctrl-B).
You can do discover and change actions like
Discover next, and more. The following is an example of the
Change action ( Ctrl-H for Windows/Linux, Cmd-Opt-F for Mac).
You can likewise do folding actions like
Unfold all The copying is of the
Unfold action ( Alt-Shift-L or Ctrl-Shift-F1 for Windows/Linux, Cmd-Opt-Shift-L or Cmd-Shift-F1 for Mac).
In this post, we saw how Athena supplies a range of native choices to assist you enhance efficiency when examining your information. You can go to the Athena console and begin running SQL declarations or querying information utilizing the integrated question editor. The question editor supplies crucial faster ways to enhance your efficiency by utilizing crucial mixes to modify SQL declarations, rather of utilizing a mouse.
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About the Authors
Naresh Gautam is an Information Analytics and AI/ML leader at AWS with twenty years of experience, who takes pleasure in assisting clients designer extremely readily available, high-performance, and economical information analytics and AI/ML options to empower clients with data-driven decision-making. In his downtime, he takes pleasure in meditation and cooking.
Srikanth Sopirala is a Principal Analytics Expert Solutions Designer at AWS. He is a skilled leader with over twenty years of experience, who is enthusiastic about assisting clients develop scalable information and analytics options to acquire prompt insights and make crucial service choices. In his extra time, he takes pleasure in reading, spending quality time with his household, and roadway cycling.
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