I've been using Delphi for some time, but I have never used any of the database capabilities. I would like to use Delphi5 to extract some data from an Oracle (8i) database, which is located at a local NT server. I havent really tried anything yet, but before I do, I would like to know what is required to do this. Have in mind that I know very little about the subject!
So, what is needed? I need to create an alias, right? And are the drivers provided with Delphi enough? And what if I would like to run the application on a clean machine? Are the 'Data access' components all I need?
My goal is to connect and extract some data (whatever) from a table. Thats it :-)