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Structured Query Language for databases.

Left fill <value> with <char> until <no> length
Concatenate 2 strings


The example shows how subquery results can be handled as a table, aliasing of field and tablenames, a case statement and inner joins. Example query

SELECT int_id,
       'fieldspec1' AS Alias,
         WHEN table1.field1 > 1 AND table2.field1 = 'value' THEN x
         WHEN table1.field1 > 2 AND table2.field1 = 'value' THEN y
         ELSE z
       END) AS CaseResult,
       SubQuery.fieldname AS VALUE_SUBQUERY
   (SELECT DISTINCT fieldname,
     FROM table1 tabalias
     INNER JOIN table2 ON table2field = tabalias.field1
     INNER JOIN table3 ON table3field = table2field
      AND table3filed = avalue 
     WHERE (field1 > 1value AND (field2 = 1 AND field3 = 'value'))
      OR (field1 > avalue )
   ) AS SubQuery
   INNER JOIN jointable1 ON jointable1.field2 = subquery.field1 
    WHERE subquery.field1 <> jointable1.field1


Simple but complete DBMS. No server, just a file that is queried. Often used as embedded database in small devices.

The current implementation used is sqlite3.

sqlite3 <DBfile>
Open the database file and enter the sqlite program. Help is available.
Show the databases in the file

In below statements specification is optional if there is only 1 database or table.

.tables <database>
Show the tables in the database
.schema <tablename>
Show the create statement for the table