1. Introduction : What You Need to Know
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What You Need to Know
To use this guide effectively, you must:
Have a basic understanding of how Ingres or another database management system works, including the interaction between user interfaces and the database servers.
Be familiar with the structure of Ingres databases and database tables, as well as the concept of local, remote, and distributed databases.
Understand the differences between and purpose of Ingres tables, views, and JoinDefs.
Know how to use the database query language (SQL or QUEL) used at your site to query Ingres databases.
If you are a beginner in database management or if you are unfamiliar with the preceding topics, read the Database Administrator Guide.