How to make SQL querryes. Need example!

Hello!
For example I have Paradox databases main.db and words.db...
main.db fields: 1) Id; 2)name; 3)surname
words.db fields: 1)Id; 2)word
All fields are 'string'.
Please, give me example, how I can make FIND procedure in
SQL for those tables. I need to get working application. And also I need to get short description about SQL sintaxis.
Thanx...

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mriderCommented:
select * from "main.db" where
name like "%some%"
// for substring search
//or
select * from "main.db" where
name  "some"
//for string search
good book on SQL is Martin Gruber "Understanding SQL"


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hindAuthor Commented:
Very nice... But tell me plsss, where I can read results of search? (about DBGrid with datasource:=query I know)... But may be there are more things?
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mriderCommented:
look at page Database Controls in your Delphi. Almost all of this components can show results

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mriderCommented:
look at page Database Controls in your Delphi. Almost all of this components can show results

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hindAuthor Commented:
And the last question... :]
I have Paradox databases main.db and words.db...
    main.db fields: 1) Id; 2)name; 3)surname
    words.db fields: 1)Id; 2)word
    All fields are 'string'.
I want to make select from main.db and words.db for all equal
id from main.db and words.db, and for name='dima'...
It's the last question :)
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mriderCommented:
first - you have _tables_, not database. database is data and relations.
try use
select a.*,b.* from "main.db" a, "words.db" b
where
 b.id=a.id
 and a.name="dima"

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