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

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Appendix E. 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 a 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 a server that is dependent on another computer for data, services, or processing. A client ...

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