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The Structured Query Language (SQL)

The Structured Query Language (SQL)
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So far, to create a query we have learned to use either the Query Wizard or the Design View of a query. In both cases, we were selecting fields and adding them to the query. This concept of building a query is based on the Structured Query Language abbreviated SQL. In fact, all queries are based on SQL and this language is used by most database development environments, including Microsoft Access.
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The Structured Query Language

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So far, to create a query we have learned to use either the Query Wizard or the Design View of a query. In both cases, we were selecting fields and adding them to the query. This concept of building a query is based on the Structured Query Language abbreviated SQL. In fact, all queries are based on SQL and this language is used by most database development environments, including Microsoft Access.
 

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Access SQL: basic concepts, vocabulary, and syntax

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