UNIT 9.2 Structured Query Language (SQL) Fundamentals

  1. D. Curtis Jamison

Published Online: 1 FEB 2003

DOI: 10.1002/0471250953.bi0902s00

Current Protocols in Bioinformatics

Current Protocols in Bioinformatics

How to Cite

Jamison, D. C. 2003. Structured Query Language (SQL) Fundamentals. Current Protocols in Bioinformatics. 00:9.2:9.2.1–9.2.29.

Author Information

  1. George Mason University, Manassas, Virginia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 FEB 2003
  2. Published Print: JAN 2003


Relational databases provide the most common platform for storing data. The Structured Query Language (SQL) is a powerful tool for interacting with relational database systems. SQL enables the user to concoct complex and powerful queries in a straightforward manner, allowing sophisticated data analysis using simple syntax and structure. This unit demonstrates how to use the MySQL package to build and interact with a relational database.