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us: Querying (Computer science)


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    • us: Database interrogation
    • us: Interrogation of databases
  • Broader Terms

    • us: Database searching
  • Related Terms

    • us: Reporting (Computer science)
    • us: WHOIS (Computer network protocol)
  • Sources

    • found: Work cat.: Sagiv, Y. Optimization of queries in relational databases, 1981.
    • found: Dictionary of computer science, engineering, and technology, 2001 (query -- a request to retrieve data from a database; querying -- the process of retrieving data from a database)
    • found: Answers.com online dictionary, via WWW, Dec. 7, 2005 (query -- To interrogate a collection of data such as records in a database. The term may also be used to search a single file or collection of files such as HTML files on the Web. However, in addition to obtaining lists of records that match the search criteria, queries to a database allow for counting items and summing amounts. A query on the Web yields only a list of matching pages and is more often called a search)
    • found: McGraw-Hill dictionary of scientific and technical terms, 2003 (query -- [computer science] -- A computer instruction to interrogate a database)
    • found: Quick MetaTrieve answers & further help, via WWW, Dec. 7, 2005 (What is the difference between a search and a query? A search is a scan of database metadata for tables and columns that may match your business search term. It finds the location (database name, table name and column name) of the data. A query is an SQL request for the actual data from a database, table(s) and column(s) that was located with the metadata search ... First you search, then you query)
    • found: Freedman, A. The computer glossary, 1998 (query -- to interrogate a database (count, sum, list selected records))
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    • 2006-03-02: new
    • 2017-01-09: revised
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