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oracle help [message #276234] Wed, 24 October 2007 08:22 Go to next message
andreiaoana
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Hello,

I recently installed Oracle10g and now I want to activate/enable/install help for Oracle.

After I connect with my user I want to have access to help commands and auto-completion. How do I do that? Do I need to install something ?

Thank you!

Re: oracle help [message #276235 is a reply to message #276234] Wed, 24 October 2007 08:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Frank
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What tool do you use?
Re: oracle help [message #276237 is a reply to message #276234] Wed, 24 October 2007 08:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
andreiaoana
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I connect to my server with ssh, and there I write $ORACLE_HOME/bin/sqlplus.
Thank you!

Re: oracle help [message #276238 is a reply to message #276237] Wed, 24 October 2007 08:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Frank
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sqlplus has no autocomplete nor (very much) help.
For help, read the docs at http://tahiti.oracle.com
Re: oracle help [message #276239 is a reply to message #276234] Wed, 24 October 2007 08:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
andreiaoana
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That's not a wonderful news. Is there another application / another way to connect, different than using sqlplus?
I'll document myself, but in the meantime is not a crime to put a question.

Thank you!
Re: oracle help [message #276247 is a reply to message #276234] Wed, 24 October 2007 08:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
MarcL
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There are many 3rd party tools to use for development.

TOAD and PL/SQL Developer are two of the more popular ones
Re: oracle help [message #276252 is a reply to message #276239] Wed, 24 October 2007 09:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Frank
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SQL Developer by Oracle is free for download from http://technet.oracle.com

Sure, it's not a crime to put a question, but as in your license-question: The intended way is the other way around: first read the docs and try to find out things yourself, and when you are stuck, then ask others to help you.

People tend to be more helpful when they get the impression you put some effort in yourself..
Re: oracle help [message #276388 is a reply to message #276252] Thu, 25 October 2007 01:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
andreiaoana
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I'll take that as an advice Wink.
Re: oracle help [message #276421 is a reply to message #276388] Thu, 25 October 2007 02:17 Go to previous message
andreiaoana
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Registered: October 2007
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Btw,

If anybody users sqlplus and wants a little help, he can use:

oracle_server $ $ORACLE_HOME/bin/sqlplus /nolog
SQL> conn xyzt as sysdba
Enter password:
Connected.
SQL> @hlpbld.sql ora_sqlplus:helpus.sql

now you have a lot of command help:

SQL> help index /displays a list of commands
and then to lear how to use a command:
SQL> help <command>

Have a lot of fun!
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