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Databases

Clarification about SQL on a job description...

I found a really cool job I want to apply for, and under the qualifications, it says "SQL - enough to understand our schemas". What exactly are they referring to? Just trying to get some clarification.

For context: I've been teaching myself how to use SQL on this site for a while and I feel comfortable with it, but I haven't practiced in a few months. Hopefully that's why I'm not understanding their question.

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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The "schema" is the structure of the database: the tables, kinds of data in them, and relationships between them.

They want you to know enough SQL to be able to examine the structure and use the data in it.