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Core SQL:1999 feature comparison chart

This is a Core SQL99 feature comparison chart for Mimer SQL Engine, DB2, SQL Server and Oracle. The chart is based on information in a Standard SQL article at dbazine.com and on information found in the Oracle9i, SQL Server 2000 and DB2 version 7 manuals.

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Feature ID Feature name Mimer SQL 9.2 DB2 7.2 SQL Server 2000 Oracle 9
B011-B017 Embedded Language support. Core SQL:1999 says that at least one of Embedded Ada, Embedded C, Embedded Cobol, Embedded Fortran, Embedded MUMPS, Embedded Pascal or Embedded PL/I 1 should be supported. x x x x
E011 Numeric data types x x x x
E011-01 INTEGER and SMALLINT data types (including all spellings) x x x x
E011-02 REAL, DOUBLE PRECISON, and FLOAT data types x x x x
E011-03 DECIMAL and NUMERIC data types x x x x
E011-04 Arithmetic operators x x x x
E011-05 Numeric comparison x x x x
E011-06 Implicit casting among the numeric data types x x x x
E021 Character data types x      
E021-01 CHARACTER data type (including all its spellings) x x x x
E021-02 CHARACTER VARYING data type (including all its spellings) x x x x
E021-03 Character literals x x x  
E021-04 CHARACTER_LENGTH function x      
E021-05 OCTET_LENGTH function x      
E021-06 SUBSTRING function x      
E021-07 Character concatenation x x   x
E021-08 UPPER and LOWER functions x x x x
E021-09 TRIM function x     x
E021-10 Implicit casting among the character data types x x x x
E021-11 POSITION function x      
E021-12 Character comparison x x x x
E031 Identifiers x x x x
E031-01 Delimited identifiers x x x x
E031-02 Lower case identifiers x x x x
E031-03 Trailing underscore x x x x
E051 Basic query specification   x    
E051-01 SELECT DISTINCT x x x x
E051-02 GROUP BY clause x x x x
E051-04 GROUP BY can contain columns not in select-list x x x x
E051-05 Select list items can be renamed x x x  
E051-06 HAVING clause x x x x
E051-07 Qualified * in select list x x x x
E051-08 Correlation names in the FROM clause x x x  
E051-09 Rename columns in the FROM clause   x   x
E061 Basic predicates and search conditions x x x x
E061-01 Comparison predicate x x x x
E061-02 BETWEEN predicate x x x x
E061-03 IN predicate with list of values x x x x
E061-04 LIKE predicate x x x x
E061-05 LIKE predicate: ESCAPE clause x x x x
E061-06 NULL predicate x x x x
E061-07 Quantified comparison predicate x x x x
E061-08 EXISTS predicate x x x x
E061-09 Subqueries in comparison predicate x x x x
E061-11 Subqueries in IN predicate x x x x
E061-12 Subqueries in quantified comparison predicate x x x x
E061-13 Correlated subqueries x x x x
E061-14 Search condition x x x x
E071 Basic query expressions        
E071-01 UNION DISTINCT table operator x     x
E071-02 UNION ALL table operator x x x x
E071-03 EXCEPT DISTINCT table operator   x    
E071-05 Columns combined via table operators need not have exactly the same data type x x x x
E071-06 Table operators in subqueries   x x x
E081 Basic Privileges x x x x
E081-01 SELECT privilege at the table level x x x x
E081-02 DELETE privilege x x x x
E081-03 INSERT privilege at the table level x x x x
E081-04 UPDATE privilege at the table level x x x x
E081-05 UPDATE privilege at the column level x x x x
E081-06 REFERENCES privilege at the table level x x x x
E081-07 REFERENCES privilege at the column level x x x x
E081-08 WITH GRANT OPTION x x x x
E081-09 USAGE privilege x x   x
E081-10 EXECUTE privilege x x x x
E091 Set functions x x x x
E091-01 AVG x x x x
E091-02 COUNT x x x x
E091-03 MAX x x x x
E091-04 MIN x x x x
E091-05 SUM x x x x
E091-06 ALL quantifier x x x x
E091-07 DISTINCT quantifier x x x x
E101 Basic data manipulation x x x x
E101-01 INSERT statement x x x x
E101-03 Searched UPDATE statement x x x x
E101-04 Searched DELETE statement x x x x
E111 Single row SELECT statement x x x x
E121 Basic cursor support x x x x
E121-01 DECLARE CURSOR x x x x
E121-02 ORDER BY columns need not be in select list x   x x
E121-03 Value expressions in ORDER BY clause x   x x
E121-04 OPEN statement x x x x
E121-06 Positioned UPDATE statement x x x x
E121-07 Positioned DELETE statement x x x x
E121-08 CLOSE statement x x x x
E121-10 FETCH statement: implicit NEXT x x x x
E121-17 WITH HOLD cursors x x    
E131 Null value support (nulls in lieu of values) x x x x
E141 Basic integrity constraints x   x x
E141-01 NOT NULL constraints x x x x
E141-02 UNIQUE constraints of NOT NULL columns x x x x
E141-03 PRIMARY KEY constraints x x x x
E141-04 Basic FOREIGN KEY constraint with the NO ACTION default x x x x
E141-06 CHECK constraints x x x x
E141-07 Column defaults x x x x
E141-08 NOT NULL inferred on PRIMARY KEY x   x x
E141-10 Names in a foreign key can be specified in any order x x x x
E151 Transaction support x     x
E151-01 COMMIT statement x x x x
E151-02 ROLLBACK statement x x x x
E152 Basic SET TRANSACTION statement x     x
E152-01 SET TRANSACTION statement: ISOLATION LEVEL SERIALIZABLE clause x   x x
E152-02 SET TRANSACTION statement: READ ONLY and READ WRITE clauses x     x
E153 Updatable queries with subqueries x x x x
E161 SQL comments using leading double minus x x x x
E171 SQLSTATE support x x x x
F021 Basic information schema x   x  
F021-01 COLUMNS view x   x  
F021-02 TABLES view x   x  
F021-03 VIEWS view x   x  
F021-04 TABLE_CONSTRAINTS view x   x  
F021-05 REFERENTIAL_CONSTRAINTS view x   x  
F021-06 CHECK_CONSTRAINTS view x   x  
F031 Basic schema manipulation x      
F031-01 CREATE TABLE statement to create persistent base tables x x x x
F031-02 CREATE VIEW statement x x x x
F031-03 GRANT statement x x x x
F031-04 ALTER TABLE statement: ADD COLUMN clause x x    
F031-13 DROP TABLE statement: RESTRICT clause x      
F031-16 DROP VIEW statement: RESTRICT clause x      
F031-19 REVOKE statement: RESTRICT clause x      
F041 Basic joined table x     x
F041-01 Inner join (but not necessarily the INNER keyword) x     x
F041-02 INNER keyword x x x x
F041-03 LEFT OUTER JOIN x x x x
F041-04 RIGHT OUTER JOIN x x x x
F041-05 Outer joins can be nested x x x x
F041-07 The inner table in a left or right outer join can also be used in an inner join x x x x
F041-08 All comparison operators are supported (rather than just =) x x x x
F051 Basic date and time x     x
F051-01 DATE data type (including DATE literal) x x   x
F051-02 TIME data type (including TIME literal) with fractional seconds precision of 0 x     x
F051-03 TIMESTAMP data type (including TIMESTAMP literal) with fractional seconds precision of 0 and 6 x     x
F051-04 Comparison predicate on DATE, TIME, and TIMESTAMP data types x x   x
F051-05 Explicit CAST between datetime types and character types x x   x
F051-06 CURRENT_DATE x     x
F051-07 LOCALTIME x     x
F051-08 LOCALTIMESTAMP x     x
F081 UNION and EXCEPT in views x x x x
F131 Grouped operations x x x x
F131-01 WHERE, GROUP BY, and HAVING clauses supported in queries with grouped views x x x x
F131-02 Multiple tables supported in queries with grouped views x x x x
F131-03 Set functions supported in queries with grouped views x x x x
F131-04 Subqueries with GROUP BY and HAVING clauses and grouped views x x x x
F131-05 Single row SELECT with GROUP BY and HAVING clauses and grouped views x x x x
F181 Multiple module support x x x x
F201 CAST function x x x x
F221 Explicit defaults x x x x
F261 CASE expression x x x x
F261-01 Simple CASE x x x x
F261-02 Searched CASE x x x x
F261_03 NULLIF x x x x
F261-04 COALESCE x x x x
F311 Schema definition statement x x x x
F311-01 CREATE SCHEMA x x x x
F311-02 CREATE TABLE for persistent base tables x x x x
F311-03 CREATE VIEW x x x x
F311-04 CREATE VIEW: WITH CHECK OPTION x x x x
F311-05 GRANT statement x x x x
F471 Scalar subquery values x x x x
F481 Expanded NULL predicate x x x x
F501 Features and conformance views x      
F501-01 SQL_FEATURES view x      
F501-02 SQL_SIZING view x      
F501-03 SQL_LANGUAGES view x      
F812 Basic flagging x      
S011 Distinct data types   x    
S011-01 USER_DEFINED_TYPES view x      
T321 Basic SQL-invoked routines x x x  
T321-01 User-defined functions with no overloading x x    
T321-02 User-defined stored procedures with no overloading x x    
T321-03 Function invocation x x x x
T321-04 CALL statement x x x x
T321-05 RETURN statement x x x x
T321-06 ROUTINES view x   x  
T321-07 PARAMETERS view x   x  
           
  Number of supported features (in a total of 177): 171 134 135 141
  Conformance to Core SQL:1999 in percent: 97% 76% 77% 80%

 

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