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Re: suggestions for good graphical DB query builder

From: DA Morgan <damorgan_at_psoug.org>
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2007 17:23:40 -0700
Message-ID: <1190161411.679151@bubbleator.drizzle.com>


carol_marra_at_msn.com wrote:
> We're doing a product comparison for graphical query builders. Would
> appreciate
> your input on what you like (or don't).
>
> We're an Oracle shop, but we need connectivity w/ any ODBC compliant
> DB.
> Also need query result export options (esp Excel), pivot capability,
> printable results,
> Windows compliant.
>
> We don't need write capability, and if the tool has it, we need
> to be able to turn it off. DB Admin tools not needed.
>
> I've heard great things about AQT (Advanced Query Tool)... comments?
>
> Thanks,
> Carol

I think all of the tools are bad. They produce simplistic queries, poorly tuned, and hide from the end-user the information required to do the job well.

Better to invest the money in good training than in a dumb-as-dirt GUI.

-- 
Daniel A. Morgan
University of Washington
damorgan_at_x.washington.edu (replace x with u to respond)
Puget Sound Oracle Users Group
www.psoug.org
Received on Tue Sep 18 2007 - 19:23:40 CDT

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