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SaintsOfTheDiamond wrote:Back to Excel right quick. Is there any way to remove the hyperlinks from all cells in a colum/row or preferably the entire spreadsheet?
SQL doesn't actually stand for anything;
Wozzyck wrote:SQL doesn't actually stand for anything;
Nice overview, Pedantic. (FWIW, SQL stands for structured query language.)
Amazinz wrote:SQL is the acronym for Structured Query Language whether or not you think it is. It is not a misnomer.
It is structured. Structured in this sense is referring to standardization by ANSI and ISO.
Amazinz wrote:SQL is a fully implemented "Query Language". It is "Structured" "Query Language" not "Structured" "Query" "Language". So in this regard it is a full database language.
SQL is limited to queries. Don't confuse SELECT (data retrieval) as the only form of a query. There are five: SELECT, WHERE, UPDATE, DELETE, and INSERT. All database operations can be reduced to one of these five queries.
Chris Fehily wrote:It's a common misconception that SQL stands for structured query language; it stands for S-Q-L and nothing else. Why? Because ANSI says so. The official name is Database Language SQL... Furthermore, referring to it as a structured query language is a disservice to new SQL programmers; it amuses database professionals and academics to point out that "structured query language" is the worst possible description, as SQL:
- Isn't structured (because it can't be broken down into blocks or procedures)
- Isn't limited to only queries (that is, there's more than just the SELECT statement)
- Isn't a complete language (according to Turing's Thesis, which you'll study should you take Theory of Computation)
Pedantic wrote:Weeell, first of all, you're forgetting FROM. And while WHERE may be a clause in a statement, it is certainly not the most crucial part, and certainly cannot form its own statement. UPDATE, DELETE, and INSERT are also not queries. A query returns information from one or more tables. Since when did those three statements return any rows from a table?
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