# Microsoft SQL
Microsoft SQL (opens new window) is a relational database management system. As a database server, it is a software product with the primary function of storing and retrieving data as requested by other software applications—which may run either on the same computer or on another computer across a network.
You can find authentication information for this node here.
# Basic Operations
- Execute an SQL query
- Insert rows in database
- Update rows in database
- Delete rows in database
# Example Usage
This workflow allows you to execute an SQL query in Microsoft SQL. You can also find the workflow (opens new window) on the website. This example usage workflow would use the following two nodes.
The final workflow should look like the following image.
# 1. Start node
The start node exists by default when you create a new workflow.
# 2. Microsoft SQL node
- First of all, you'll have to enter credentials for the Microsoft SQL node. You can find out how to do that here.
- Select 'Execute Query' from the Operation dropdown list.
- Enter your SQL query in the Query field.
- Click on Execute Node to run the workflow.