Terminology

 

ODBC A library containing data-access routines
SQL Structured Query Language; a language used in databases for data manipulations and database maintenance
ODBC Driver A driver representing ODBC interface of a database system
Win32 Part of MS Windows systems, which runs 32bit applications
BDE Borland Database Engine; standard database engine for Delphi and C++ Builder
ODBC Data Source Representation of a connection to a specific database system, typically to a database file or live connection to a database server
Connection String A sequence of digits and/or chars describing a connection to an ODBC data source and the data source itself
Result Set A result of a the SQL statement execution
DDL Data Definition Language; a language used to make data definitions
DML Data Manipulation Language; a language used to make data manipulations
Transaction A sequence of one or more SQL statements
MSDAC MS Data Access Components