Where can I find a legal copy of the ISO SQL 2008 standard?

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    You need to purchase it. I don't think you can get (the interesting parts) for free. – a_horse_with_no_name Feb 14 '13 at 16:09

The official and final texts are only available by purchase.

The drafts, otoh, are often no more than a google search away. Google for SQL200n.zip and you should get pretty close.


The ISO SQL 2008 Standard document ISO/IEC 9075-1:2008 Information technology -- Database languages -- SQL -- Part 1: Framework (SQL/Framework) is now freely available from the ISO website.

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    Unfortunately, it's only Part-1. The most valuable part is Part-2, where all DDL, DML and DCL statements are described. – ypercubeᵀᴹ Feb 14 '13 at 15:44
  • @ypercube maybe they're still drafting Part-2? ¯(°_o)/¯ – swasheck Feb 14 '13 at 16:05

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