Introduction to SQL*Plus

This course will teach you how to get started using SQL*Plus, Oracle's command-line editor for SQL.

You'll learn:

  • What SQL*Plus is and how to access it
  • How to connect to an Oracle database using several different methods
  • How to run SQL commands, format output, run PL/SQL code, export data, and more

Course Length: 55m

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Course Topics:


  • What Is SQL*Plus?
  • Open SQL*Plus and Connect to a Database


  • Creating a Table
  • Copy and Paste Text
  • Insert Data into a Table
  • Selecting Data
  • Describe Statement


  • Formatting Columns
  • Formatting Data
  • Command Line Formatting


  • Send Query Results to a File
  • Create HTML Reports
  • Run an SQL File
  • Performance in SQLPlus
  • Setting Defaults Using the Login File
  • Run Operating System Commands
  • Run PL/SQL Blocks
  • Conclusion

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