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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.
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by:Aaron Shilo
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hi

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

aaron.
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by:SrikantRajeev
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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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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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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.

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/features/instant-client/index-097480.html
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by:Geert Gruwez
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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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by:SrikantRajeev
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can you share me the document from Orcale which says that it is free.I want to see the document.
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Here is the license agreement for the Instant Client:
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/licenses/instant-client-lic-152016.html

Another great clue,  there is no price stated:
http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/pricing/technology-price-list-070617.pdf

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