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I need an Oracle test database

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I don't want to reinvent the wheel.  I just need a megabyte size database for test purposes
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Download Oracle XE - it can hold up to 11G of data and is quite simple to install and use.

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/database-technologies/express-edition/downloads/index.html

best of all - it's completely free (as in no cost - even for production use)
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by:slightwv (䄆 Netminder)
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Download Oracle Express Edition:
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/database-technologies/express-edition/downloads/index.html

Then you can include the Sample Schemas.
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by:Thommy
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Have a look at following vids and learn how to install and start with Oracle 11g XE...
How to install Oracle 11g XE on Windows
Introduction to Oracle: Install and Start Using Oracle 11g Express Edition
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by:Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE
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If you're not into installing a database yourself, you could get a pre-built appliance from Oracle for testing purposes, running in Oracle Virtual Box, includes database, sql developer etc:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/enterprise-edition/databaseappdev-vm-161299.html
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why the penalty grade?
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what do you mean?
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A "B" is a penalty, an "A" is the expected grade unless you have asked for additional information and either didn't get a response or you received an incomplete or incorrect response.

And, if you award a penalty, you are also expected to explain what was missing and/or wrong.

http://support.experts-exchange.com/customer/portal/articles/481419
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Thanks
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by:sdstuber
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this is still an inappropriate close.

If there are duplicate posts, you should pick the first one.
If multiple posts are close in time to be considered almost simultaneous then a split is ok.
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