query language

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query language

n
(Computer Science) computing the instructions and procedures used to retrieve information from a database
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Noun1.query language - a source language consisting of procedural operators that invoke functions to be executed
source language - a language that is to be translated into another language
Translations
dotazovací jazyk
Abfragesprache
upitni jezik
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Then click and drag the highlighted fields to the Field line in the Query by Example (QBE) grid.
a button labeled "Advanced Options" that takes the users to a query by example (QBE) page.
We used query by example only, no query by keyword, sketch or others.
Since there is no matching of exactly defined fields in query by example, it requires a larger similarity threshold as it usually involves many more comparisons than query via the dialog box.
5 include advanced Palm PDA integration, record typing enhancements, Query By Example tools, enhanced API/integration tools, SMS/text messaging and softphone support.
Increased responsiveness to users' needs has added such features as query refinement (AltaVista, Excite), query by example (Excite, Lycos), categorization through custom folders (Northern Light), fielded searching (HotBot), natural language queries (Ask Jeeves), and site-grouping to consolidate hits from one site (Infoseek).
However, neither QBE nor query by example is listed or defined in the "Style Reference" section.