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<span id="cql"></span><h1>The Cassandra Query Language (CQL)<a class="headerlink" href="#the-cassandra-query-language-cql" title="Permalink to this headline">ΒΆ</a></h1>
<p>This document describes the Cassandra Query Language (CQL) <a class="footnote-reference" href="#id2" id="id1">[1]</a>. Note that this document describes the last version of
the languages. However, the <a class="reference external" href="#changes">changes</a> section provides the diff between the different versions of CQL.</p>
<p>CQL offers a model close to SQL in the sense that data is put in <em>tables</em> containing <em>rows</em> of <em>columns</em>. For
that reason, when used in this document, these terms (tables, rows and columns) have the same definition than they have
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