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End user query tools [message #653362] Mon, 04 July 2016 02:38 Go to next message
John Watson
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A client has asked if I can recommend any query tools for running reports against a small data warehouse type database: tools that don't need much knowledge of SQL. Furthermore, not tools provided by Oracle BI: they are looking for something cheap. I think the idea is that the tool should present users with lists of tables and columns and let them construct the queries interactively, perhaps using a wizard.
I am aware that this sort of thing is fraught with problems. We'll have to create views that present the information in a meaningful way. Performance may be an issue. Security and data masking. And so on.

Any suggestions?

Thank you for any insight.
Re: End user query tools [message #653364 is a reply to message #653362] Mon, 04 July 2016 02:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Michel Cadot
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Maybe you can find what you want in our Freeware, Shareware or Third-party products wiki pages.
Don't take care about "latest version", I have not updated them for years.

Re: End user query tools [message #653367 is a reply to message #653364] Mon, 04 July 2016 04:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I updated "latest version" for Freeware and Shareware. Many of the later ones no more exist or became commercial products and many were not updated since a decade. Freeware are more followed.

Re: End user query tools [message #653368 is a reply to message #653367] Mon, 04 July 2016 04:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
John Watson
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Thank you, I'm looking at some of them now.

My suggestion that they could use SQL*Plus as the query tool did not go down very well.
Re: End user query tools [message #653369 is a reply to message #653368] Mon, 04 July 2016 04:22 Go to previous message
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How about Apex?

(I'm not surprised they didn't like the SQL*Plus idea. It is everything but user-friendly to such end users).
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