Difference between SQL and PL/SQL



Can someone tell me the difference between SQL and PL/SQL?



Below explained are the differences between SQL and PL/SQL:

SQL refers to Structured Query Language, is a data-oriented language while PL/SQL or Procedural Language Extension is a application- oriented language.

SQL language is primarily used for creation, retrieval and maintaining the relational database while PL/SQL is primarily used for providing SQL with the procedural capabilities. 

SQL can be embedded inside PL/SQL block while PL/SQL cannot be embedded in SQL code.

SQL is responsible to work with the database server directly whereas PL/SQL does not establish any interaction with the database server.

SQL is capable of handling or executing single operation at a time while PL/SQL allows you to execute multiple operations at once.


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