Example: "The DDL includes a "create" command that can be used to create a new database or table."

DDL is short for "Data Definition Language." It is used to define the structure of a database, including the tables, columns, and data types that it contains. The most common DDL is a subset of SQL, the Structured Query Language. However, DDLs can also be used to describe other types of data structures, including XML schemas and other data models.

Updated: March 10, 2009

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