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SQL Reference (SQL Server Compact)

SQL Server Compact 3.5 includes Transact-SQL grammar that you can use to query a database and to insert, update, and delete data in tables in a database. The topics in this section describe Transact-SQL grammar and the items listed in the following table.


SQL Server Compact 3.5 supports only the Transact-SQL grammar documented in this section. SQL Reference for SQL Server Compact 3.5 is a subset of Transact-SQL for SQL Server.

For information about See

Syntax conventions and query elements

SQL Overview (SQL Server Compact)

Data types

Data Types


Functions (SQL Server Compact)

Information schema views

Information Schema (SQL Server Compact)


Operators (SQL Server Compact)

Reserved words

Reserved Words (SQL Server Compact)

SQL Server Compact 3.5 also includes SQL Server Compact 3.5 Query Analyzer, a tool you can use to query tables in a database. For more information, see SQL Server Compact Query Analyzer.

The examples in the reference topics are not case sensitive. For more information about SQL grammar and Transact-SQL usage and examples, see SQL Server Books Online.

See Also

Other Resources

SQL Server Compact Samples

Help and Information

Getting Assistance (SQL Server Compact 3.5 Service Pack 1)