Query Language, or SQL, is a helpful tool for finding specific information
within a complex database. SQL code looks like simple English-like
sentences, but are powerful enough to quickly and concisely find specific
data in databases that may contain billions of records. The Web contains
great SQL resources, including tutorials, examples, and FAQs. Check out
the links below to learn more about this powerful tool.
General Information On
the Webopedia.com site you can find a basic definition of both "query
languages" and "SQL".
The Wikipedia encyclopedia article on SQL
provides thorough information about the scope, history, and usage of this
query language. Helpful examples of SQL can be found at either www.itl.nist.gov
Additional SQL resources, including articles, FAQs, and tips, can be found
SQL Tutorials Many
SQL tutorials can be found online. These tutorials are available from a
wide variety of sources ranging from commercial DBMS sites to personal Web
sites. To view a fraction of the many SQL tutorials found on the Internet,
refer to the list of links below.
Additional Links The
JCC's SQL Standard Page
presents brief summaries of the SQL standards process. For detailed
information about Microsoft’s SQL Server software, check out their
product evaluation page at www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2008/en/us/overview.aspx.