Once you get into IT and begin to mature, you’ll have dozens of paths to select. One of the many things you may be asked to do is to query data. While you can have direct access to the server, you may be asked to perform queries from your workstation. One of the many ways you can connect is with small programs that connect by ODBC to your SQL server.
Query Express is freeware that you can download. No installation is required.
Running Queries with Query Express
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