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Old 09-13-2019, 07:13 AM
 
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How useful is MS SQL?

Should I purchase SQL on my laptop?

Learn how to write SQL?
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Old 09-13-2019, 07:17 AM
 
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What do you do? It's helpful for management/manipulation of large datasets... MSAccess maxes out at 2gigs.
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Old 09-13-2019, 07:30 AM
 
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Without a purpose the answer to all your questions is no. It's kind of like asking should I buy a plane. If you are not going to use the plane it's kind of pointless to buy it or learn how to fly it.
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Old 09-13-2019, 07:40 AM
 
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FYI there are other options for this:


https://mariadb.com/downloads/
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Old 09-14-2019, 11:07 AM
 
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SQL or rather the "language" is very useful to know if you're in the tech field. Almost every line-of-business application uses some form of database and most have similar syntax. Quite often to solve issues, deal with upgrades, etc, etc you end up under the hood running queries and jobs.

Would I "BUY" SQL for my personal device. No. You can download MSSQL express (it's got all the features you need for learning). You can also download "free" versions of Microsoft Visual Studio if you'd like to play with programming.

Someone else mentioned MS ACCESS but that's rarely used in larger operations. It's just too limited and clunky.
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