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

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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  1. What Is SQL*Plus?
  2. How To Start the Command-Line SQL*Plus?
  3. How To Get Help at the SQL Prompt?
  4. What Information Is Needed to Connect SQL*Plus an Oracle Server?
  5. What Is a Connect Identifier?
  6. How To Connect a SQL*Plus Session to an Oracle Server?
  7. What Happens If You Use a Wrong Connect Identifier?
  8. What To Do If DBA Lost the SYSTEM Password?
  9. What Types of Commands Can Be Executed in SQL*Plus?
  10. How To Run SQL Commands in SQL*Plus?
  11. How To Run PL/SQL Statements in SQL*Plus?
  12. How To Change SQL*Plus System Settings?
  13. How To Look at the Current SQL*Plus System Settings?
  14. What Are SQL*Plus Environment Variables?
  15. How To Generate Query Output in HTML Format?
  16. What Is Output Spooling in SQL*Plus?
  17. How To Save Query Output to a Local File?
  18. What Is Input Buffer in SQL*Plus?
  19. How To Revise and Re-Run the Last SQL Command?
  20. How Run SQL*Plus Commands That Are Stored in a Local File?
  21. How To Use SQL*Plus Built-in Timers?
  22. What Is Oracle Server Autotrace?
  23. How To Set Up Autotrace for a User Account?
  24. How To Get Execution Path Reports on Query Statements?
  25. How To Get Execution Statistics Reports on Query Statements?

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