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SQL*XL: SQL*Plus like Commands



There are a number of SQL*Plus like commands available in SQL*XL that are not part of standard SQL. To execute one or more of these commands please execute them through the SQL dialog. Note that you are allowed to mix these commands with other commands or SQL statements. Please find a list of supported commands below:

Command Description
@ Execute an sql file.
@@ Execute an sql file.
Accept Prompts for value of substitution variable.
Break Create report breaks.
Clear Removes formatting options.
Column Sets formatting options for columns.
Connect Cpnnects to a database.
Define Define and manage substitution variables.
Describe Shows the description of a table.
Disconnect Disconnects from the database.
Execute Execute a SQL or PL/SQL statement
Exit Closes SQL*XL and Excel.
Help Displays the SQL*XL help file.
Host Executes an operating system command.
Pause Pauses execution.
Print Displays the value of a bind variable.
Prompt Displays a message.
Remark SQL Comments
Quit Closes SQL*XL and Excel.
Resultset_from_proc Outputs data from a stored procedure
Select As Comment Selects data into an excel comments
Select As Formula Selects data into an excel formulas
Select To Presets the target range for the resultset
Set Sets program variables.
Show Shows the value of program variables.
Start Execute an sql file.
Timing Switches a statement timer on/off.
Undefine Undefines a substitution variable.
Variable Define and manage bind variables.

Execute the following commands all at the same time or individually from the SQL dialog.

select * from emp;
column empno format "00000000";
column empno heading "Employee Number";
select * from emp;

If you want to execute a particular command that is not in the above list you may try to execute it through the execute PL/SQL dialog.

See also:

SQL*XL ribbon in Excel