What is SQL?

SQL (Structured Query Language) is a standardized language designed to manipulate data within databases. For practical purposes, and certainly within the context of STATISTICA, a subset of the language is used to specify criteria for selecting records from databases. It enables you to query an outside data source about the data it contains and select desired subsets. Use an SQL statement to specify the desired tables, fields, rows, etc. to return as data to STATISTICA via STATISTICA Query. For detailed information on SQL syntax, please consult an SQL manual.