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About this Manual


The manual is intended for all users of Mimer SQL in both interactive and embedded contexts. It contains a complete description of the syntax and usage of all statements in Mimer SQL.

In Mimer SQL version 10.1 there are two types of database servers; Mimer SQL Engine and Mimer SQL Experience. The major part of the documentation is valid for both server types. However, in cases there are differences between Mimer SQL Engine and Mimer SQL Experience, they are documented in "boxes" like below:

Mimer SQL Engine
Mimer SQL Engine is a continuation of the long line of database servers from Mimer Information Technology. It preserves backward compatibility and is intended for production systems that are upgraded from earlier versions of Mimer SQL.
Mimer SQL Experience
Mimer SQL Experience is a new product and has an SQL compiler that has been developed with many additional optimization techniques and rich SQL language support.

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 SQL-99.

Other useful publications are:

SQL: 1999 - Understanding Relational Language Concepts, by Jim Melton, Alan R. Simon, and Jim Gray. ISBN 1-55860-456-1. Explains SQL-99.

Advanced SQL: 1999 - Understanding Object-Relational and Other Advanced Features, by Jim Melton. ISBN 1-55860-677-7. In-depth guide to SQL-99's practical application.

Unicode information can be found here http://www.unicode.org.

For JDBC Users

JDBC information can be found here http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/.

For information on specific JDBC methods, please see the 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.

The documentation set in the Mimer SQL Windows distribution includes an ODBC API help.

SQL Standards

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

ISO/IEC 9075:2011(E) Information technology - Database languages - SQL. This document contains the standard referred to as SQL-2011.

Acronyms, Terms and Trademarks

Term
Description
API
Application Programming Interface
BSQL
The Mimer SQL facility for using SQL interactively or by running a command file
CAE
Common Applications Environment
CLI
Call Level Interface
ENV
Européenne Norme Vorausgabe, European Pre-Standard
EOR
European Ordering Rules
IEC
International Electrotechnical Commission
ISO
International Standards Organization
JDBC
The Java database API specified by Sun Microsystems, Inc.
NFC
Normalization Form C
NIST
National Institute of Standards and Technology
ODBC
Open Data Base Connectivity
PSM
Persistent Stored Modules, the term used by ISO/ANSI for stored procedures
SDK
Software Development Kit
SQL
Structured Query Language
UCA
Unicode Collation Algorithm
UCS
Universal Multiple-Octet Coded Character Set

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