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What is a query in databases?

What is a query in databases?

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A query with respect to DBMS relates to user commands that are used to interact with a data base. The query language can be classified into data definition language and data manipulation language.

A query is an inquiry into the database using the SELECT statement. A query is used to extract data from the database in a readable format according to the user’s request.

Queries are usually constructed using SQL (structured query language) which resembles a high-level programming language.