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Oracle Tutorials - Introduction to Command-Line SQL*Plus Client Tool
A collection of 25 FAQs on Oracle command-line SQL*Plus client tool. Clear answers are provided with tutorial exercises on creating tnsnames.ora and connecting to Oracle servers; SQL*Plus settings and environment variables; saving query output to files; getting query performance reports.
Topics included in this FAQ are:
- What Is SQL*Plus?
- How To Start the Command-Line SQL*Plus?
- How To Get Help at the SQL Prompt?
- What Information Is Needed to Connect SQL*Plus an Oracle Server?
- What Is a Connect Identifier?
- How To Connect a SQL*Plus Session to an Oracle Server?
- What Happens If You Use a Wrong Connect Identifier?
- What To Do If DBA Lost the SYSTEM Password?
- What Types of Commands Can Be Executed in SQL*Plus?
- How To Run SQL Commands in SQL*Plus?
- How To Run PL/SQL Statements in SQL*Plus?
- How To Change SQL*Plus System Settings?
- How To Look at the Current SQL*Plus System Settings?
- What Are SQL*Plus Environment Variables?
- How To Generate Query Output in HTML Format?
- What Is Output Spooling in SQL*Plus?
- How To Save Query Output to a Local File?
- What Is Input Buffer in SQL*Plus?
- How To Revise and Re-Run the Last SQL Command?
- How Run SQL*Plus Commands That Are Stored in a Local File?
- How To Use SQL*Plus Built-in Timers?
- What Is Oracle Server Autotrace?
- How To Set Up Autotrace for a User Account?
- How To Get Execution Path Reports on Query Statements?
- How To Get Execution Statistics Reports on Query Statements?
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