is there an oracle equivalent of sybase utility isql

Posted on 2009-05-05
Last Modified: 2013-12-18
i need to login to oracle databases and query the data and DB table structur eetc. i am working on linux using x-windows. i need a command-line tool to get there
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use sqlplus

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dkaisla earned 150 total points
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in command line: sqlplus username/password@db_name
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Naveen Kumar earned 350 total points
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you can even use toad which is GUI layer which works good for oracle databases.

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i was looking for a replacement for sybase central, and this serves the purpose. but when i could not find one, i was willing to settle for isql. i already was using sqlplus, but my question was not properly posed, and dkaisla was right on the money. nav kum v helped out by giving the info on Toad, which i had never seen or used. i like the product now, and i have already download and installed. I thank both the experts.

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oh i thought you were looking for the command line tool. oracle has a freeware, SQL Developer, which you can use. it can be found on OTN

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