This chapter describes the SQL commands and functions that you can use to query and manage your database tables. For a concise list of the supported SQL commands, see the section Supported SQL Commands. For a detailed explanation of each supported command, including its syntax, usage, and sample coding, see the section SQL Commands.

Note: This chapter is not designed to teach SQL programming or to serve as a comprehensive SQL guide. Consult your preferred SQL-specific programming guide for detailed information on SQL programming techniques.