Monday, March 31, 2008

What is Structured Query Language/SQL ?

Structured Query Language

SQL is a database language used to create, manipulate and control the access to the Database objects. SQL is a non procedural language used to access relational databases. It is a flexible, efficient language with features designed to manipulate and examine relational data.

SQL is only used for definition and manipulation of database objects. It cannot be used for application development like form definitions, creation of procedures etc...For that you need to necessarily have some 3gl languages such as cobol or 4gl languages such as Dbase to provide front-end support to the database.

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