SQL Plus

Posted on 2014-01-30
Last Modified: 2014-02-10
I would like to know how the SQL plus licensing is done.
How the licenses works for SLQ plus ?
I have licenses for Oracle 11g. To use SQL plus still i need to have the lincenses for SQL plus or is it free with Oracle licenses.
Question by:SrikantRajeev
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by:Aaron Shilo
ID: 39823262

SqlPlus is bundled as a free tool within the oracle licence.


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Thanks.... Is there any restriction on the no of users who can use the sql plus.
Does it comes like a package says sql plus can be used for 15 or 20 users..
How is it decided that how many users can use the sql plus to query the oracle database...
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by:Aaron Shilo
ID: 39823268
No, you can use it as much as you want.
You can even download a more advanced tool called sql developer its free as well.
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by:slightwv (䄆 Netminder)
ID: 39823823
To add:
The Oracle Client is free.  Think about it this way:  It only connects to an Oracle database and isn't good for anything else.  Why charge for it?

For just sqlplus I would suggest the Instant Client.  It is the smallest install footprint of any Client.

You need two downloads:  Basic and SqlPlus.
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by:Geert Gruwez
ID: 39824028
it's as free as it gets for sql-plus.  

they made the oracle database licensing part difficult enough
looks like they compensated that with a free client

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ID: 39825853
can you share me the document from Orcale which says that it is free.I want to see the document.
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slightwv (䄆 Netminder) earned 500 total points
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Here is the license agreement for the Instant Client:

Another great clue,  there is no price stated:

If you need explicit confirmation, contact your Account Exec or Oracle Sales directly.

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