A DBMS interface enables a user to enter queries into a database without the need for the query language. A DBMS interface may be a web client, a smartphone app, or a local client running on a desktop computer.
How Does a DBMS Interface Work?
A DBMS is designed for storing data and responding to queries via a query language (e.g. SQL). A DBMS interface provides users with a way to query data without using the query language, as this can be complex and confusing.
The standard process for this involves creating a form presenting the query types that users can make. Due to MySQL’s popularity, web-based forms have become particularly common, though the traditional approach has been local desktop apps.
However, mobile applications may be made too. These interfaces offer users a simpler, more friendly way to access data instead of using the command line.