A CDE Definition
Software that counts, sums and retrieves selected records from a database. It may be part of a large application and be limited to a specific type of retrieval, such as pulling up a customer account on screen, or it may refer to a general-purpose query language that allows any condition to be searched and selected. See query language.
A language that allows a user to select records from a database. It may be in the form of typed commands such as the widely used SQL language, a predefined query menu or a query by example (QBE). Query languages are usually included in DBMSs, and stand-alone packages are available for interrogating non-DBMS files. See SQL, query by example and query program.
Before/After Your Search Term
|Quattro Pro||query string|
|query by example||queuing|
|query by humming||queuing methods|
|query decomposition||queuing theory|
|query language||Quick B|
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