PHP Tutorial – Databases in PHP, SQL Basics

[From PHP Builder]

The Structured Query Language, SQL, which is commonly pronounced as if it was a word – “seekul”, is used to access a database in a modern database management system (DBMS). Now, before we get into coding specific commands in PHP, it is very worthwhile to get an overview of the basic elements of the language and the purpose of those elements.

In SQL everything is done in a “query”. Personally I think this must be because somebody got the idea that since it’s a query language, everything must be a query, and made it so even if it’s an instruction like “add this record”.

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