Types of Commands Executed in SQL*Plus in Oracle

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What Types of Commands Can Be Executed in SQL*Plus in Oracle?

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There are 4 types of commands you can run at the SQL*Plus command line prompt:

1. SQL commands - Standard SQL statements to be executed on target database on the Oracle server. For example: "SELECT * FROM fyi_faq;" is a SQL command.

2. PL/SQL commands - PL/SQL statements to be executed by the Oracle server. For example: "EXECUTE DBMS_OUTPUT.PUT_LINE('Welcome to dba.fyicenter.com')" runs a PL/SQL command.

SQL*Plus commands - Commands to be executed by the local SQL*Plus program itself. For example: "SET NULL 'NULL'" is a SQL*Plus command.

OS commands - Commands to be executed by the local operating system. For example: "HOST dir" runs an operating system command on the local machine.

 

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