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Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 24 Hours, Fifth Edition by Arie D. Jones, Ron D. Plew, Ryan Stephens

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Glossary

alias Another name or term for a table or column.

ANSI American National Standards Institute. This institute is responsible for issuing standards for a variety of topics. This is where the SQL standard is published.

application A set of menus, forms, reports, and code that performs a business function and typically uses a database.

buffer An area in memory for editing or execution of SQL.

cartesian product The result of not joining tables in the WHERE clause of an SQL statement. When tables in a query are not joined, every row in one table is paired with every row in all other tables.

client The client is typically a PC, but it can be server that is dependent on another computer for data, services, or processing. A client application ...

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