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Sams Teach Yourself SQL™ in 10 Minutes, Third Edition by Ben Forta

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Appendix B. Working in Popular Applications

As explained in Lesson 1, “Understanding SQL,” SQL is not an application, it is a language. To follow along with the examples in this book, you need an application that supports the execution of SQL statements.

This appendix describes the steps for executing SQL statements in some of the more commonly used applications.

You can use any application listed below, and many others, to test and experiment with SQL code. So which should you use?

• Many DBMSs come with their own client utilities, so those are a good place to start. However, these tend to not have the most intuitive user interfaces.

• Windows users likely have a utility named Microsoft Query on their computers. This is a simple utility that ...

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