A database term. Short for 'Structured Query Language'.

This is a computer language especially created to handle data moving into and out of a database.

There are many variations of SQL that database companies have developed for use with their own particular database application. But they all have some common commands such as

INSERT - Insert data into the database tables
SELECT - Extract data from the database
WHERE - Sets up conditions that need to be met when selecting data.
CREATE - Create a table within the database.

SQL queries can be *very* complicated and so a company may employ professional database 'analysts' to set up and maintain their databases.

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