Structured Query Language, aka Structured Query Language, is an actively used query language created in 1974. SQL ( ( listen) ESS-kew-EL or ( listen) SEE-kwəl or SKWEEL, Structured Query Language) is a domain-specific language used in programming and designed for managing data held in a relational database management system (RDBMS), or for stream processing in a relational data stream management system (RDSMS). In comparison to older read/write APIs like ISAM or VSAM, SQL offers two main advantages: first, it introduced the concept of accessing many records with one single command; and second, it eliminates the need to specify how to reach a record, e.g. with or without an index. Read more on Wikipedia...
- Structured Query Language ranks in the top 5% of languages
- the Structured Query Language wikipedia page
- Structured Query Language first appeared in 1974
- file extensions for Structured Query Language include sql, cql, ddl, inc, mysql, prc, tab, udf and viw
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Example code from the Hello World Collection:
# Hello World in SQL SELECT 'Hello World';
Example code from Linguist:
--this is the most basic oracle sql command select * from dual;
Last updated February 18th, 2020