.SQL File Extension

Structured Query Language Data File

A file with a .sql extension contains SQL code to work with databases. It is used to write SQL statements for database operations. There are alternatives to SQL such as JPQL and LINQ. The SQL file for...

General Information

Title SQL File Extension
Extension .sql
Full Form Structured Query Language Data File
File Type Database Query File
Developer ISO/IEC
MIME Type application/sql

File Function

Primary Function Store SQL code
Additional Functions Database schema creation, Data manipulation
Features Plain text, Executable

File Characteristics

Quality Depends on code
Supports Layers N/A
Supports Transparency N/A
Editable Yes

Use Cases

Database Management Yes
Data Import/Export Yes
Server Scripting Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks SQL injection
Best Practices Input validation, Prepared statements

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release 1974
Latest Standard SQL:2016

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .db, .mdb, .accdb, .sqlite

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
MySQL Workbench Free Windows, Mac, Linux
Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Free Windows
Oracle SQL Developer Free Windows, Mac, Linux