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SQL Users Group
The SIU Carbondale SQL Users Group is a collection of individuals with various technical and functional backgrounds from Southern Illinois University Carbondale coming together to share information, learn new techniques, and assist each other with their endeavor to extract data from the University’s Administrative Information System using Oracle SQL and PL/SQL.
This Web page was developed to provided information to the members of the SQL Users Group. Use the links above to find out more about SQL and how it is used.
- SCRIPTS - A central place to provide SQL scripts for your use
- SOFTWARE - A description of the various software needed to run SQL scripts
- REPORTING ACCESS - Help you gain access to run SQL scripts against the AIS database
Golden www.benthicsoftware.com/products.htm#golden is an inexpensive ad hoc reporting tool used to run SQL scripts. It allows the user to export the output from a script to MS Excel with minimal technical knowledge. It is a very good program for the beginner to intermediate user. Each university department is responsible for their own purchase and licensing of Golden.
Toad www.quest.com/toad is a highly complex tool. It can do everything that Golden will do along with many DBA (Database Administrator) functions that would never be used by the average user. It is for the high-end user or Oracle DBA. Each university department is responsible for their own purchase and licensing of Toad.