Tool to manage tables/views/stored procedures

Posted on 2011-04-27
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I know this may seem like a dumb question, but I'll ask it anyway.

Recently one of the software packages we installed required Oracle to be installed.  Our company didn't do the installation, we were just left us with a working server.

Now we need to get on there and experiment with creating stored procedures/views, and need to find the most common graphical tool available to do this.

Can someone help me find what I should be using?
Question by:raterus
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    by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
    you could do it with oracle's free "SQL Developer" which I use on my day-to-day job for those tasks:

    there are other tools, some free, some $$$ ...
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    by:slightwv (䄆 Netminder)
    Check out Oracle's SQL Developer tool.

    The best news: It's free.
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    angelIII and slightwv mentioned SQL Developer (an older version is included in Oracle server already, check your installation).

    Toad for Oracle is the most popular and probably the most powerful. There is a limited free version and a commercial version. I wouldn't waste my time with the free version, but the commercial version is powerful.

    For PL/SQL specific development, look at All Round Automations PLSQL Developer, it is cheap and powerful, and for the money, a better value than Toad.
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    Thanks for the help.  I'm playing with SQL Developer right now and for my needs probably won't need much more since we won't be doing heavy development.  It is nice to hear there are other options though.

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