Just to quickly clarify,
You have one Query which you are editing in SQL mode and would like to save your revisions as a different query.
I would recommend saving the query as a new object in Access then editing the new one you just made. Open the query in any view (SQL, Design, PivotTable, Spreadsheet, whatever) and go to the Office Icon in the top left, scroll down to Save As, and then select Save Object As. It will allow you to save an exact copy of the currently selected object (in your case query) in your database. Simply rename it however you like and open and edit it however you wish.
I agree with you on the find and replace feature, would made editing much easier. A lot of times I will write my SQL in a notepad in copy it over to Access.
Edited by TimYH, 23 July 2010 - 09:53 AM.
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