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This section describes Structured Query Language (SQL), Open Database Connectivity (ODBC), and accessing Citadel data using both SQL and ODBC.
SQL is an industry-standard language used for retrieving, updating, and managing data. In LabVIEW with the Enterprise Connectivity toolkit and in NI Lookout, you can use SQL to build queries to extract data from a Citadel database. The Citadel ODBC driver also includes many built-in data transforms to simplify statistical analysis of retrieved data.
ODBC is a standard developed by Microsoft. ODBC defines the mechanisms for accessing data residing in database management systems (DBMSs). Nearly all Windows-based applications that can retrieve data from a database support ODBC.