User applications can access the data in Firebird tables only one way: by querying them. A query is, in its essence, an SQL statement that has been submitted to the server. An SQL statement is a sentence consisting of keywords, phrases, and clauses in a formalized, English-like language. It has a limited vocabulary that is understood by both the client library and the Firebird server—and, desirably, by the human who composes the sentence! All metadata and data creation, modification, and management tasks, without exception, are done with queries.


Search Condition Select Statement Query Plan Update Statement Delete Statement 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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© Helen Borrie and IBPhoenix 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Helen Borrie
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  1. 1.FirebirdSQL Foundation Inc.Australia

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