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Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2000 Programming by Example by Carlos Eduardo Rojas, Fernando G. Guerrero

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Appendix B. Using SQL Query Analyzer

As a relational database management system, SQL Server stores data, enforces security, maintains data integrity, and executes user queries to retrieve any requested data.

In a client/server environment, the client application sends queries to SQL Server to be executed at the server side and is the client application that manages the query results and presents them to the user. SQL Server provides a client application to execute queries and retrieve results; this application is SQL Query Analyzer.

Although SQL Query Analyzer does not pretend to substitute the role of a standard application, you cannot expect users to work with SQL Query Analyzer as their standard front end for database applications. However, ...

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