What is SQL*PLUS?

What is SQL*PLUS?

I was sent to a website to gather a few scripts. On the website it states the scripts can be executed using SQL*PLUS. I thought SQL*PLUS was an ORACLE product. I need to run this for MS SQL. I see mention to run sqlcmd but how does that solve anything?
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Nitin SontakkeDeveloperCommented:
If you know for sure that the scripts are meant for Microsoft SQL Server database system, which methodology you actually use to get them executed doesn't really matter.

Choose your favourite IDE / command line tool and execute the scripts.
rwheeler23Author Commented:
I do not know MySQL but my suspicion is that is what they are. On their website they state that if you run these scripts under SQL*Plus they will run. Then I saw something about running sqlcmd was equivalent to SQL*Plus which really did not make sense. I had to manually make corrections to these scripts to get them to run under MSSQL. Since one of the scripts had over 10,000 it was a bit of a task. I tried running a MySQL to MS SQL converter and it froze. I will play around with some other tools.
Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
SQL*Plus is a client tool for running PL/SQL commands on an Oracle database. It can't run SQL commands on other RDBMS as SQL Server, MySQL among others.

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rwheeler23Author Commented:
That is what I thought. I will need to have them update their website.

By the way, I tried to put the scripts through a MySQL to MSSQL conversion tool and it just froze. From what I see the conversion formula for dates needs to be upgraded.
Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
Each DBMS has their own way to deal with dates. Maybe the best thing is to convert to varchar when exporting and then convert from varchar to date when importing.
rwheeler23Author Commented:
This is NYS website and all I have is the script. There is no access to the database. For now I did a search and replace to fix the date function.
rwheeler23Author Commented:
Thanks
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