SQL, Relational Databases and ODBC
SQL or Structured Query Language was developed by IBM and Oracle Corp. as a standard to query and manipulate data in a Relational Database.
What is a relational database?
It’s a set of data tables with elements that relate to each other which when planned well negate the need to repeat data information, it’s a more efficient and structured way of storing and accessing information. Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) is a standard allowing non-native computer systems and software to connect to a database.
Jigster has many years’ experience with databases, moving and manipulating data, producing reports, statistics and website interfaces.
It's more than likely that your current Office Systems already use a relational database as they have been the standard for quite a number of years now, so if you're having trouble making sense of it all and need help sorting though and organising your data then maybe I can assist.