Generating Reports with SQL*Plus

SQL*Plus is an effective reporting tool. You can count on having SQL*Plus available in any Oracle environment, and it gets the job done well with a minimum of fuss. SQL*Plus was originally a plain-text reporting tool, but HTML support was added in Oracle8 i Database Release 2. This HTML support makes SQL*Plus a handy tool for generating web reports for corporate Intranets, and I describe that support next in Chapter 6.

i SQL*Plus is good for ad hoc query execution but not so good for polished report generation because you can't spool i SQL*Plus output to a file for later printing.


Introduction to SQL*Plus

Command-Line SQL*Plus

Browser-Based SQL*Plus

A Lightning SQL Tutorial

Generating Reports with SQL*Plus

Creating HTML Reports

Advanced Reports

Writing SQL*Plus Scripts

Extracting and Loading Data

Exploring Your Database

Advanced Scripting

Tuning and Timing

The Product User Profile

Customizing Your SQL*Plus Environment

Appendix A. SQL*Plus Command Reference

Appendix B. SQL*Plus Format Elements

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Oracle SQL Plus The Definitive Guide, 2nd Edition
Oracle SQL*Plus: The Definitive Guide (Definitive Guides)
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