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yg17
Aug 23, 2006, 09:31 PM
I'm taking a database admin class, and of course, as usual, the school doesn't give a flying ****** about Mac users. So, does anyone know of an Oracle DB client? Don't need the server, they provide that, but I need a client (command line-ish. Gotta write my own queries, no nice GUI unfortinately)

Thanks



chrisgeleven
Aug 23, 2006, 10:02 PM
Just a guess, but the client download on this page might be want you want. I know nothing about Oracle on OS X though, this is just what a simple Google search brought up.

http://www.oracle.com/technology/software/products/database/oracle10g/htdocs/macsoft.html?_template=/ocom/ocom_item_templates/print

FredClausen
Aug 23, 2006, 10:03 PM
I don't know a thing about Oracle servers, but is http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/22081 what you're looking for?

louiek
Aug 24, 2006, 12:32 AM
I may be misreading your post, but if you're happy with just a command-line then why not install the 10g database on your mac and use sqlplus from the terminal window.

plinden
Aug 24, 2006, 12:35 AM
I've used Froq - http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/28944

It does have a nice GUI, but allows you to enter your own queries, as well as browse the database.

yg17
Aug 24, 2006, 05:40 PM
I may be misreading your post, but if you're happy with just a command-line then why not install the 10g database on your mac and use sqlplus from the terminal window.


Unless I downloaded the wrong one, it says its only supported on OSX server

louiek
Aug 24, 2006, 06:41 PM
Correct, it's only supported on the server, but it installs and runs just fine on a mac with Panther or higher. I had it running very nicely on my powerbook G4 under Panther, isqlplus, dbca, em the whole lot. I've had some minor troubles installing it under Tiger since, but I was going to give that another go today. There's a few blogs lying around that point you in the right direction, but I found this site the most helpful:

http://www.oracle.com/technology/pub/articles/rohrer_macosx_10g.html

Best of luck, it's not for the feint hearted, but neither's oracle.

Monkaaay
Aug 29, 2006, 08:07 PM
I'm in the same boat as the original poster. I found this just looking around: http://www.oracle.com/technology/products/database/sql_developer/index.html

I haven't gotten a chance to install it and try it yet. Will do after class probably...

Monkaaay
Aug 29, 2006, 09:34 PM
So I got it all installed and connected and it's actually a really nice application. Something Oracle has needed for years!