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Database Modeling and Design, 4th Edition by Sam S. Lightstone, Tom Nadeau, H.V. Jagadish, Toby J. Teorey

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Appendix The Basics of SQL

Structured Query Language, or SQL, is the ISO-ANSI standard data definition and manipulation language for relational database management systems. Individual relational database systems use slightly different dialects of SQL syntax and naming rules, and these differences can be seen in the SQL user guides for those systems. In this text, as we explore each step of the logical and physical design portion of the database life cycle, many examples of database table creation and manipulation make use of SQL syntax.

Basic SQL use can be learned quickly and easily by reading this appendix. The more advanced features, such as statistical analysis and presentation of data, require additional study and are beyond the reach of ...

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