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Introduction


This manual provides a full reference description of the Mimer SQL language. It is a complement to the Mimer SQL User's Manual and to the Mimer SQL Programmer's Manual.

Intended Audience

The manual is intended for all users of Mimer SQL in both interactive and embedded contexts.

Related Mimer SQL Publications

Suggestions for Further Reading

We can recommend to users of Mimer SQL the many works of C. J. Date. His insight into the potential and limitations of SQL, coupled with his pedagogical talents, makes his books invaluable sources of study material in the field of SQL theory and usage.

In particular, we can mention the following publication:

A Guide to the SQL Standard (Fourth Edition, 1997). ISBN: 0-201-96426-0. This work contains much constructive criticism and discussion of the SQL standard, including SQL99.

For JDBC Users

JDBC information can be found on the internet at the following web addresses: http://java.sun.com/products/jdbc/ and http://www.mimer.com/jdbc/.

For information on specific JDBC methods, please see the online documentation for the java.sql package. This documentation is normally included in the Java development environment.

JDBC API Tutorial and Reference, 2nd edition. ISBN: 0-201-43328-1. A useful book published by JavaSoft.

For ODBC Users

Microsoft ODBC 3.0 Programmer's Reference and SDK Guide for Microsoft Windows and Windows NT. ISBN: 1-57231-516-4.

This manual contains information about the Microsoft Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) interface, including a complete API reference.

SQL Standards

Official documentation of the accepted SQL standards may be found in:

ISO/IEC 9075:1999(E) Information technology - Database languages - SQL. This document contains the standard referred to as SQL99.

ISO/IEC 9075:1992(E) Information technology - Database languages - SQL. This document contains the standard referred to as SQL92.

ISO/IEC 9075-4:1996(E) Database Language SQL - Part 4: Persistent Stored Modules (SQL/PSM). This document contains the standard which specifies the syntax and semantics of a database language for managing and using persistent database language routines.

CAE specification, Data Management: Structured Query Language (SQL), Version 2. X/Open document number: C449. ISBN: 1-85912-151-9. This document contains the X/Open-95 SQL specification.

Acronyms, Terms and Trademarks

Term
Description
IEC
International Electrotechnical Commission
ISO
International Standards Organization
NIST
National Institute of Standards and Technology
SQL
Structured Query Language
X/Open
X/Open is a trademark of the X/Open Company
BSQL
The Mimer facility for using SQL interactively or by running a command file

All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.



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