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Working with iSQL*Plus

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Objectives
After completing this lesson, you should be able to do the following: • Differentiate between SQL statements and iSQL* Plus commands • Log in to iSQL* Plus • Identify the various user interface elements of the iSQL*Plus window • Load, save, and execute script files • Configure the iSQL*Plus settings

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Differentiating Between SQL Statements and iSQL*Plus Commands

Internet browser

SQL statements

Oracle server

iSQL*Plus commands

Query results

Client
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Differentiating Between SQL Statements and iSQL*Plus Commands
SQL • A language • ANSI standard • Does allow abbreviated iSQL*Plus • An environment • An Oracle proprietary tool • Allows abbreviated

keywords • Statements manipulate data and table definitions in the database.

keywords • Commands do not allow manipulation of values in the database. • Runs on a browser • Is centrally loaded; does not have to be implemented on each machine

SQL statements

SQL buffer

iSQL*Plus commands

iSQL*Plus buffer

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Introducing iSQL*Plus
After you log in to iSQL*Plus, you can: • Describe table structures • Enter, execute, and edit SQL statements • Save or append SQL statements to files • Execute or edit statements that are stored in saved script files • Load commands from a script file into the iSQL*Plus window • Create, reference, and display SQL*Plus variables

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Logging In to iSQL*Plus
From your Windows browser environment:

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Understanding the iSQL*Plus Environment
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Interacting with Script Files

SELECT last_name, hire_date, salary FROM employees;

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Interacting with Script Files
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Configuring Settings
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Configuring Settings

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Other Development Tools

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Summary
In this lesson, you should have learned how to: • Differentiate between SQL statements and iSQL*Plus commands • Log in to iSQL*Plus • Identify the various user interface elements of the iSQL*Plus window • Load, save, and execute script files • Configure the iSQL*Plus settings

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Practice 2: Overview
This practice covers the following topics: • Differentiating between SQL statements and iSQL*Plus commands • Logging in to iSQL*Plus • Identifying the various user interface elements of the iSQL*Plus window • Loading, saving, and executing script files • Configuring the iSQL*Plus settings

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