query program


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query program

[′kwir·ē ‚prō·grəm]
(computer science)
A computer program that allows a user to retrieve information from a data base and have it displayed on a terminal or printed out.

query program

Software that counts, sums and retrieves selected records from a database. It may be part of a large application and be limited to a specific type of retrieval, such as pulling up a customer account on screen, or it may refer to a general-purpose query language that allows any condition to be searched and selected. See query language.