query language

Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

Strictly a language for the specification of retrieval criteria against which information is obtained from a database. The term is something of a misnomer when, as with SQL, a language that originated for this purpose has been extended to include facilities for updating and for schema modification. See also query processing.

Subjects: Computing.

Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.