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Portal is a computer programming language. Portal lets you work with data sources — like databases, XML files, and web services — in a simple way without writing complex code. The language has built-in search and manipulation capabilities. Portal provides data handling features for applications and can be used across different platforms including web applications, back-end systems, or services communicating over networks. The language was introduced in the early 2000s as an alternative to traditional technologies for managing information within enterprise-level software environments.