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Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft Access 2002 in 21 Days by Craig Eddy, Paul Cassel, Jon Price

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Chapter 13. Learning Structured Query Language or SQL

Structured Query Language or SQL—pronounced “ess cue ell” instead of the often heard, but not really correct, “sequel”—is the underlying language behind Access queries. SQL is the standard language for users to interact with databases. All the major database programs, such as Microsoft’s own SQL Server, Oracle, DB2 (from IBM), Ingres, and others, including (of course), Access, include an SQL interpreter (or engine) to process this language.

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You don’t need to learn or use SQL directly to use Access even up to a fairly high level. You do need to use SQL to take full advantage of Access. It is necessary to use SQL for some less often used queries, but even here you can use it ...

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