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query language

[′kwir·ē ‚laŋ·gwij]
(computer science)
A generalized computer language that is used to interrogate a data base.

query language

A language that allows a user to select records from a database. It may be in the form of typed commands such as the widely used SQL language, a predefined query menu or a query by example (QBE). Query languages are usually included in DBMSs, and stand-alone packages are available for interrogating non-DBMS files. See SQL, query by example and query program.
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Many successful query languages exist, including standards such as SQL and XQuery.
Bob Ipsen, Publisher of Wiley Computer Books, said, "We think Network Query Language has the potential to change the way people and businesses use data and Wiley is very pleased to be the first publisher to offer a book on this exciting new language.
Network Query Language increased the speed with which connected applications could be developed," said NQL chief technology officer David Pallmann.
The ability to access NQL's Network Query Language technology from within the Forte for Java environment will help developers more rapidly develop and assemble web-based content management applications," said David Taber, director of portal and business development, Forte Tools, Sun Microsystems.
NQL's recently announced NQL Components offer some of the functions of Network Query Language technology through individual COM components, making the benefits of Network Query Language technology quickly accessible to developers who do not have time to learn a new language.
Network Query Language is an excellent addition to our product which we believe will allow us to expand our technology offering and consulting capabilities in ways that might not have been possible otherwise," said Woody Bethea, Senior Vice President of CB Richard Ellis and Senior Managing Director of STS.
The addition of Network Query Language technology to the Borland offering makes the language more easily accessible to developers who use Borland's software.
As a result of feedback from Network Query Language technology users, the latest version of the software is designed to make it easier for developers to add data retrieved from spreadsheets or network sources to Oracle databases.
We are attending this show to reach out to the development community and demonstrate to them that, as Hurwitz Group said, our Network Query Language technology 'might turn out to be the Visual Basic(R) of the Web,'" said Denny Michael, NQL vice president of marketing.
Michael continued, "By offering platform-neutral solutions like Network Query Language Java edition for Solaris, we are addressing the growing need for content management while meeting the needs of prospective customers that use various operating systems.