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What are DDL and DML?

What are DDL and DML and their commands?

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DML statements are SQL statements that manipulate data. DML stands for Data Manipulation Language. The SQL statements that are in the DML class are INSERT, UPDATE and DELETE. Some people also lump the SELECT statement in the DML classification.

Data Definition Languages (DDL) are used to define the database structure. Any CREATE, DROP and ALTER commands are examples of DDL SQL statements.

This was first published in December 2006

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