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What is SQL?

SQL full form or stands for Structured Query Language. It is a standard Database language used to create, maintain, retrieve or to deal with rational databases. In 1986 SQL became standard for ANSI (American National Standards Institute) and the next year in 1987 it became standard for ISO (International Organization for Standardization).

Uses of SQL

SQL can be used for the following:

  • Executing queries against a database
  • Retrieve data from a database
  • Insert records in a database
  • Delete and Update records in a database
  • Create  new record, tables or stored procedure in database


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