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    Unanswered: what exactly is SQL?

    I thought it stored info and you could use the "Structured Query Language " to access that info... Such as with access. It stores info in tables and lets you access the info with forms...

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    SQL is Simple/Structured Query Langauge, and as that a language that you can use to communicate with a database server understanding that language. As in other languages, you have multiple dialects, as T-SQL (used by Sybase and Microsoft, PL/SQL (used by Oracle) and more. SQL itself does not store information, but rather tells the server to store information, retrieve it or modify it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by saltzmanjoelh
    I thought it stored info and you could use the "Structured Query Language " to access that info... Such as with access. It stores info in tables and lets you access the info with forms...
    if by "SQL" you mean "Microsoft SQL Server" then you are correct

    however, SQL usually means Structured Query Language
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    SQL Server

    So i would use SQL server as the database to store info and make forms and I would use sql to make queries from the network or remote locations like other offices?

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    SQL Server to store info -- check

    forms? no

    queries? yes, SQL -- actually, T-SQL, as roac said
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