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Core SQL Feature Summary

The following table lists all features included in Core SQL, from SQL-99 to SQL-2011.

It also indicates if Mimer SQL supports a specific feature.

Feature     Feature Name Mimer SQL SQL–99 SQL–2003 SQL–2008 SQL–2011
E011 Numeric data types
E011–01 INTEGER and SMALLINT data types (including all spellings)
E011–02 REAL, DOUBLE PRECISON, and FLOAT data types
E011–03 DECIMAL and NUMERIC data types
E011–04 Arithmetic operators
E011–05 Numeric comparison
E011–06 Implicit casting among the numeric data types
E021 Character string types
E021–01 CHARACTER data type (including all its spellings)
E021–02 CHARACTER VARYING data type (including all its spellings)
E021–03 Character literals
E021–04 CHARACTER_LENGTH function
E021–05 OCTET_LENGTH function
E021–06 SUBSTRING function
E021–07 Character concatenation
E021–08 UPPER and LOWER functions
E021–09 TRIM function
E021–10 Implicit casting among the fixed-length and variable-length character string types
E021–11 POSITION function
E021–12 Character comparison
E031 Identifiers
E031–01 Delimited identifiers
E031–02 Lower case identifiers
E031–03 Trailing underscore
E051 Basic query specification NOTE-1)
E051–02 GROUP BY clause
E051–04 GROUP BY can contain columns not in <select-list>
E051–05 Select list items can be renamed
E051–06 HAVING clause
E051–07 Qualified * in select list
E051–08 Correlation names in the FROM clause
E051–09 Rename columns in the FROM clause NOTE-1)
E061 Basic predicates and search conditions
E061–01 Comparison predicate
E061–02 BETWEEN predicate
E061–03 IN predicate with list of values
E061–04 LIKE predicate
E061–05 LIKE predicate: ESCAPE clause
E061–06 NULL predicate
E061–07 Quantified comparison predicate
E061–08 EXISTS predicate
E061–09 Subqueries in comparison predicate
E061–11 Subqueries in IN predicate
E061–12 Subqueries in quantified comparison predicate
E061–13 Correlated subqueries
E061–14 Search condition
E071 Basic query expressions NOTE-1)
E071–01 UNION DISTINCT table operator
E071–02 UNION ALL table operator
E071–03 EXCEPT DISTINCT table operator NOTE-1)
E071–05 Columns combined via table operators need not have exactly the same data type
E071–06 Table operators in subqueries NOTE-1)
E081 Basic Privileges
E081–01 SELECT privilege at the table level
E081–02 DELETE privilege
E081–03 INSERT privilege at the table level
E081–04 UPDATE privilege at the table level
E081–05 UPDATE privilege at the column level
E081–06 REFERENCES privilege at the table level
E081–07 REFERENCES privilege at the column level
E081–09 USAGE privilege  
E081–10 EXECUTE privilege  
E091 Set functions
E091–01 AVG
E091–02 COUNT
E091–03 MAX
E091–04 MIN
E091–05 SUM
E091–06 ALL quantifier
E091–07 DISTINCT quantifier
E101 Basic data manipulation
E101–01 INSERT statement
E101–03 Searched UPDATE statement
E101–04 Searched DELETE statement
E111 Single row SELECT statement
E121 Basic cursor support
E121–02 ORDER BY columns need not be in select list
E121–03 Value expressions in ORDER BY clause
E121–04 OPEN statement
E121–06 Positioned UPDATE statement
E121–07 Positioned DELETE statement
E121–08 CLOSE statement
E121–10 FETCH statement: implicit NEXT
E121–17 WITH HOLD cursors
E131 Null value support (nulls in lieu of values)
E141 Basic integrity constraints
E141–01 NOT NULL constraints
E141–02 UNIQUE constraints of NOT NULL columns
E141–03 PRIMARY KEY constraints
E141–04 Basic FOREIGN KEY constraint with the NO ACTION default for both referential delete action and referential update action
E141–06 CHECK constraints
E141–07 Column defaults
E141–08 NOT NULL inferred on PRIMARY KEY
E141–10 Names in a foreign key can be specified in any order
E151 Transaction support
E151–01 COMMIT statement
E151–02 ROLLBACK statement
E152 Basic SET TRANSACTION statement
E152–02 SET TRANSACTION statement: READ ONLY and READ WRITE clauses
E153 Updatable queries with subqueries
E161 SQL comments using leading double minus
E171 SQLSTATE support
E182 Host language Binding (previously "Module Language") NOTE-2)
F021 Basic information schema
F021–01 COLUMNS view
F021–02 TABLES view
F021–03 VIEWS view
F031 Basic schema manipulation
F031–01 CREATE TABLE statement to create persistent base tables
F031–02 CREATE VIEW statement
F031–03 GRANT statement
F031–04 ALTER TABLE statement: ADD COLUMN clause
F031–13 DROP TABLE statement: RESTRICT clause
F031–16 DROP VIEW statement: RESTRICT clause
F031–19 REVOKE statement: RESTRICT clause
F041 Basic joined table
F041–01 Inner join (but not necessarily the INNER keyword)
F041–02 INNER keyword
F041–05 Outer joins can be nested
F041–07 The inner table in a left or right outer join can also be used in an inner join
F041–08 All comparison operators are supported (rather than just =)
F051 Basic date and time
F051–01 DATE data type (including support of DATE literal)
F051–02 TIME data type (including support of TIME literal) with fractional seconds precision of at least 0
F051–03 TIMESTAMP data type (including support of TIMESTAMP literal) with fractional seconds precision of at least 0 and 6
F051–04 Comparison predicate on DATE, TIME, and TIMESTAMP data types
F051–05 Explicit CAST between datetime types and character string types
F081 UNION and EXCEPT in views
F131 Grouped operations
F131–01 WHERE, GROUP BY, and HAVING clauses supported in queries with grouped views
F131–02 Multiple tables supported in queries with grouped views
F131–03 Set functions supported in queries with grouped views
F131–04 Subqueries with GROUP BY and HAVING clauses and grouped views
F131–05 Single row SELECT with GROUP BY and HAVING clauses and grouped views
F181 Multiple module support NOTE-3)
F201 CAST function NOTE-4)
F221 Explicit defaults NOTE-5)
F261 CASE expression
F261–01 Simple CASE
F261–02 Searched CASE
F261–03 NULLIF
F311 Schema definition statement
F311–02 CREATE TABLE for persistent base tables
F311–05 GRANT statement
F471 Scalar subquery values
F481 Expanded NULL predicate
F501 Features and conformance views
F501–01 SQL_FEATURES view
F501–02 SQL_SIZING view
F501–03 SQL_LANGUAGES view
F812 Basic flagging NOTE-6)
S011 Distinct data types NOTE-7)
T321 Basic SQL-invoked routines NOTE-8)
T321–01 User-defined functions with no overloading
T321–02 User-defined stored procedures with no overloading
T321–03 Function invocation
T321–04 CALL statement
T321–05 RETURN statement
T321–06 ROUTINES view
T321–07 PARAMETERS view
T631 IN predicate with one list element  

NOTE-1) This feature is only supported in the Mimer SQL Experience database server. For details on the differences between the Engine and Experience database servers, please see the article News in Mimer SQL version 10.1.

NOTE-2) An SQL-implementation is required to supply at least one binding to a standard host language using either module language, embedded SQL, or both. This can be through the support of any of the features B011 through B117.

NOTE-3) The ability to associate multiple host compilation units with a single SQL-session at one time.

NOTE-4) This means the support of CAST, where relevant, among all supported data types.

NOTE-5) Including its use in UPDATE and INSERT statements.

NOTE-6) This form of flagging identifies vendor extensions and other non-standard SQL by checking syntax only without requiring access to the catalog information.

NOTE-7) This feature is only supported in the Mimer SQL Engine database server. For details on the differences between the Engine and Experience database servers, please see the article News in Mimer SQL version 10.1.

NOTE-8) "Routine" is the collective term for functions, methods, and procedures. This feature requires a conforming SQL-implementation to support both user-defined functions and user-defined procedures. An SQL-implementation that conforms to Core SQL shall support at least one language for writing routines; that language may be SQL. If the language is SQL, then the basic specification capability in Core SQL is the ability to specify a one-statement routine. Support for overloaded functions and procedures is not part of Core SQL.


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