Sub-languages of SQL

Learn how SQL is different from other programming languages and discover the sublanguages in SQL.

SQL vs. other languages

SQL is designed in a way that supports nonprogrammers for their reporting needs. This explains why the language doesn’t look like our normal programming language.

Apart from the aim to look like English sentences, the main aspect of SQL is that it’s a declarative programming language. This means that we get to declare or state the result we want to obtain; therefore, we need to think in terms of the problem we want to solve.

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