A popup will then appear, and have you put in a Path to the new Named Query.
In 7.9.6 and above, converting a SQL Query Binding to a Named Query will allow the option to create two Named Queries: one for the Select Query in the binding, and another for the Update Query.
When converting a SQL Query Binding that contains an UPDATE Query in 7.9.5 and prior, an Update query will not be generated. Thus, it was possible to lose the Update Query upon conversion.
After confirming the conversion, the Window will show the query/queries. Click the OK button to save this change.
When converting in this manner, all parameters will be created at QueryStrings. It is highly recommended that you modify your new Named Queries so that these values become Value Parameters instead, as mentioned later on this page.
When converting a query to a Named Query, it is strongly recommended that you go back into the query and convert the parameter from a QueryString type to a Parameter type. To do this, you first need to change all QueryString type parameters to the Parameter type. This is as simple as selecting Parameter from the dropdown under Type.
Now that your parameter(s) types have been modified, the second thing you need to do is modify syntax in the query to use the parameter(s). The Parameter and QueryString types are referenced differently in the query, so you will need to ensure that you modify how the parameter is referenced. In addition because the Parameter type works like a prepared statement, it does not need any quotation marks around any string type parameters like a QueryString would, so all quotation marks around parameters should be removed from the query. See the images below for an example.
Once the syntax in the query has been modified, test it out in the Testing section at the top to make sure everything works correctly. If so, then you have successfully converted to a Named Query.