A query is used to interrogate a database in order to view, insert, modify or delete data. The structure of the query defines the data used.
A query can interrogate one or more data files.
The query editor allows you to easily create queries without programming.
For example, regarding the Sales Management application, you want to find out:
- the orders placed in March 2015. You will have the ability to create a query to select the orders placed between 03/01/2015 and 03/31/2015 in the ORDERS file.
The QRY_March2015 query interrogates the ORDERS file.
- the numbers of the orders placed by customers who live in Paris (France). You are going to create a query that will interrogate:
- the CUSTOMER file to select the customers who live in Paris (France).
- the ORDERS file to display the order numbers.
The QRY_OrdersCustomerParisFrance query interrogates two data files (CUSTOMER and ORDERS).Note
: See Referring to an element in a WLanguage process
for more details.