I'm still getting my bearings with the interface it seems...

When running a SQL query in CartoDB against a table... it seems like a get the correct result, but I also get a see a "sql applied has errors" message when I hover over the SQL icon which has both a red and a green dot displayed on it. Is there any way to see the particular error message? I don't see a place to get that info...

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Do you mean errors using the Editor??

Otherwise, if you are using for example CartoDB.js, you could check and debug the requests made by browser. For example, with Google Chrome, you could open Google Dev Tools and look at Network tab. There, you could check the errors request (red). And there, you can find the error returned by the database.

  • Yes, I should have been more specific. I'm logged into cartodb.com and using the Editor. If I have Firefox Firebug open when I click the "Apply Query" button, I see some GET and PUT requests showing up in Firebug. I think... at this point maybe it was a lingering error. Because if I break it by using an incorrect column name, I get the message, then if I fix it I still see the message until I apply query a second time. Anyway, I'm going to put this aside, I think I just need to refresh the query... Dec 17, 2014 at 17:02
  • Yes, I think so too. You need to refresh the query. :)
    – Xatpy
    Dec 18, 2014 at 9:27

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