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Tera-Tom on Teradata SQL V12-V13 by Tera-Tom Coffing

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Chapter 2 - Fundamental SQL Using SELECT

Fundamental Structured Query Language (SQL)

The access language for all modern relational database systems (RDBMS) is Structured Query Language (SQL). It has evolved over time to be the standard. The ANSI SQL group defines which commands and functionality all vendors should provide within their RDBMS.

There are three levels of compliance within the standard: Entry, Intermediate and Full. The three level definitions are based on specific commands, data types and functionalities. So, it is not that a vendor has incorporated some percentage of the commands; it is more that each command is categorized as belonging to one of the three levels. For instance, most data types are Entry level compliant. ...

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