Database - Introduction to SQL - Discussion

Discussion :: Introduction to SQL - General Questions (Q.No.34)

34. 

SQL is:

[A]. a programming language.
[B]. an operating system.
[C]. a data sublanguage.
[D]. a DBMS.

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

No answer description available for this question.

Pallavi said: (Nov 30, 2010)  
Structured query language.

Virendra said: (Nov 10, 2011)  
Can you tell me why is it right?

Pankaj said: (Jan 31, 2012)  
In relational database theory, the term sublanguage, first used for this purpose by E. F. Codd in 1970, refers to a computer language used to define or manipulate the structure and contents of a relational database management system (RDBMS).

Madhavi said: (Apr 12, 2012)  
Structured query language means the language which is used to define, manipulate and retrieve the data. All can be done by sql. Thats why we are calling it as query language.

Shiv said: (Dec 28, 2012)  
Can any tell how SQL is a data sublanguage Please?

Kitty said: (Aug 13, 2013)  
Can you explain how SQL is a data sublanguage Please?

Shiv Kumar said: (Nov 3, 2013)  
SQL is a special-purpose programming language designed for managing data held in a relational database management system. But, how is it a sub language?

Pavan said: (Jan 23, 2014)  
Nobody seems to know the reason for SQL being a sub-language.

A Mruthyunjay said: (Jan 31, 2014)  
A data Sublanguage is a computer language used to define or manipulate the structure of a relational database management system (DBMS) e.g QBE, SQL.

Here, SQL commands can be divided into two main sublanguages DDL & DML.

Kunal Nigam said: (Jul 5, 2014)  
It's only a programming language like others C, C++ cause of it operations as the name suggest that simple I can't even imagine this particular answer ever thank you.

Shreesh said: (Dec 17, 2014)  
First up all SQL means structured query language, it developed to get understand to machine language.

Brighton Chungu said: (Jan 4, 2015)  
A SQL is a DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (DBMS) because,

Database management system (DBMS) - is a software which are used to create and maintain database.

So answer is (DBMS) D.

Brighton Chungu said: (Jan 4, 2015)  
A database management system (DBMS) , sometimes just called a database manager, is a program that lets one or more computer users create and access data in a database.

Some DBMS examples include MySQL, PostgreSQL, Microsoft Access, SQL Server, FileMaker, Oracle, RDBMS, dBASE, Clipper, and FoxPro. Since there are so many database management systems available.

So that answer is D.

Vishal Deewan said: (Feb 6, 2016)  
Sql is a structured query language. It was first developed by IBM. It provide functionality of retrieving updating and deleting the database and security, integrity constant as well.

Sql is using several parts of language is:

1. Data definition language.

2. Data manipulation language.

3. Data control language.

4. Transactional control language.

5. Integrity constant.

Hasmat Samim said: (Apr 6, 2016)  
SQL is a DSL (Data Sub Language), which is really a combination of two languages.
They are the Data Definition Language (DDL) and the Data Manipulation Language (DML).

Schema changes are part of the DDL and data changes are part of the DML. So, we will consider both parts of the DSL in this discussion of SQL.

Zahid Khan said: (Apr 7, 2017)  
SQLis a sub-language because it doesn't containing branching and looping structure.

So we have to go for Pl/Sql thats a programming language more correctly a programmable version of SQL.

Desalegn said: (Mar 21, 2018)  
Very good explanation. Thank you all.

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