The Structured Query Language (SQL) is language that allows you to query, insert, and update data held in a relational database. The language has evolved during the past three decades to the latest incarnation of the language, which is called SQL99—otherwise known as SQL3. SQL99 is a standard published by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and ratified by the International Standards Organization (ISO). Today, SQL is the eminent language used by developers to work with relational databases.
Unlike some standards, SQL99 is not available on a “free access” model. You can purchase sections of the standard, at $18 per section from http://www.ncits.org/.
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