Currently, in order to display the grammar or syntax for a VQL query, I would make use of the **HELP** command in the Virtual DataPort Administration Tool.
For example to get the syntax of **select** query, I would use the following statement in the VQL Shell of the Virtual DataPort Administration Tool:
Alternatively, if the need is to break down the query that is to be executed, I would make use of the **DESC** command.
You can also find all the syntax used by VQL grammar under the [Virtual DataPort VQL Guide ](https://community.denodo.com/docs/html/browse/8.0/en/vdp/vql/index).
Hope this helps!