Generating SQL Queries using OpenAI GPT-3 API with Java

Manpreet Singh
4 min readJan 23, 2023

SQL generation using OpenAI APIs is a powerful technique that allows developers to easily convert natural language sentences into SQL queries. This can be especially useful for business analysts, data scientists, and other non-technical users who need to retrieve data from a database, but are not familiar with SQL. In this article, we will explore how SQL generation using OpenAI APIs works, and provide examples of how it can be used to improve data extraction processes.

One of the key advantages of SQL generation using OpenAI APIs is its ability to understand natural language sentences and convert them into SQL queries. This can be done using a machine learning model that has been trained on a large dataset of natural language sentences and corresponding SQL queries. The Codex model series is a descendant of GPT-3 series that’s been trained on both natural language and billions of lines of code.

For example, let’s say a business analyst needs to retrieve data on total sales for the last quarter. Instead of manually writing the SQL query, they can simply input the sentence “Show me the total sales for the last quarter” into the SQL generation model. The model will then generate the corresponding SQL query “SELECT SUM(sales) FROM orders WHERE date >= last_quarter_start AND date <= last_quarter_end”. This can greatly simplify…

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Manpreet Singh

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