Database queries in the structured query language (SQL) comprise text characters. While professional programmers are comfortable with text-based programming, database users (who may not be proficient programmers) are generally more comfortable with graphical query interfaces that reduce or eliminate the need for coding with textual characters. This disclosure describes SQL syntax and corresponding parser and backend infrastructure that enables database users to effectively use graphical elements in SQL queries by automatically providing the location to inject a value from a user interface control (such as the text selected, or the number in the slider or combo box) and by causing the GUI to create a control for that value.
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Pingenot, Joseph Albert F. S., "Integrating UI Elements into Custom SQL Code", Technical Disclosure Commons, (January 17, 2023)