A SQL tool is software that is used to interact with databases.
SQL is a standard language to interact with databases. A good SQL
tool lets you access databases from all major database vendors. SQL
tools can help to write the SQL in a friendly SQL console where the
SQL can also be executed. Some tools offer factilities that either
hide the SQL completely or help you to build the SQL. A database or
schema viewer / browser is usually provided that can be used without
doing any SQL programming at all. Query builders are usually
provided to help you to make database queries.
SQL*XL is an example of a SQL tool. It works within the excellent
data analysis environment of MS Excel. Using a spreadsheet as a
console for running and manipulating SQL it can provide great
flexibility in accessing databases. SQL can be typed into the SQL*XL
dialogs or it can be taken from the spreadsheet. Data flows directly
into the spreadsheet or spreadsheet data can flow directly into the
A free demo of SQL*XL is available for download. To
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