Is SQL is a programming language

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I’ve recently figured out that I should start coding and I’ve gone through many tutorials and stuff, but I’m yet to figure-out many things. So I ran into something called SQL, so I was wondering if SQL is a programming language.

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Is SQL is a programming language

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SQL is absolutely a programming language. Whether it's like C++.

SQL is definitely not just a file of data. It's quite possible to use SQL in that technique, but it's just as possible to use C that .So we can perhaps see SQL as some data source if we are using just that portion of it. E.g. a series of INSERT statements could be construed as a data source. But that just means we're using only a small subset of SQL in that particular file – such that it does very little processing.

To prove that SQL is in fact a programming language: The very idea behind SQL is to enable us to instruct the database system on how it should be organized, what values to be inserted updated / etc/ removed / updated / from where to gain those, and finally how to go about combining values already in the db in order to provide more useful results.

In fact there are numerous thoughts in SQL which is very similar to functional programming concepts – just that the programmer goes about using them in a slightly different manner. 

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Is SQL is a programming language

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SQL is the short term for Structured Query Language and you’re right, it is also a programming language. It is a standard interactive and programming language for updating and fetching information from a database. Lots of database products support SQL with proprietary extensions to the traditional language though SQL is both an ISO and ANSI standard.

Queries are performed in the form of a command language that allows you to insert, update, select, search for the location of data, and so on. Aside from being a standard language for database management systems, it also provides an interface for programming purposes. Several of the common relational database management systems that use SQL are: Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, Microsoft Office Access, Ingres, Sybase, and more.

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