Appendix B. Glossary

This glossary contains only terms that specifically are used for SQL optimization. For terms that apply to the subject of SQL in general, consult the 1,000-term glossary on our Web site,

Before the definition there may be a “Used by” note. For example, “Used by: Microsoft, Sybase” indicates that Microsoft and Sybase authorities prefer the term and/or definition. The words “Used by: this book only” indicate a temporary and non-standard term that exists only for this book's purposes.

When a word has multiple meanings, the first definition is marked “[1]” and subsequent definitions are marked with incremented numbers. “See” and “see also” refer to other terms in this glossary. ...

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