Facilitates interaction with Oracle via SQL*Plus (GNU Emacs 22 only). Moreover, this package complements Lisp:plsql.el (Kahlil Hodgson) upon convenient compilation of PL/SQL source files.
This package was inspired by sqlplus-mode.el (Rob Riepel, Peter D. Pezaris, Martin Schwenke), but offers more features:
Tested in Linux only for now, feedback from other sys users expected. Please use Emacs 22+.
If you decide to use sqlplus.el together with IdeSkel package, your Emacs will look more like TOAD or Tora:
Explore pop-up menu options in right window after mouse-3 click.
There is a bad interaction with
require-final-newline when it is set to a value that means that the user is asked each time. When saving the output in HTML, for instance, there seems to be a hook loop that keeps asking if a final newline is to be appended. Setting the value of
t does not seem to trigger this bug.
If you find this package useful, send me a postcard to address:
Peter Karpiuk Scott Tiger S.A. ul. Kolektorska 15 01-692 Warsaw Poland
From the description above and after a quick look at the source, this looks awesome! I just hacked together something much smaller, some code to send queries to Oracle via SQL*Plus and to get that into lists that I can then manipulate. Can your hack do that as well? If so I can ditch my stuff :) – MaDa
Yes. First, you must provide a function that will handle result of sql command:
(defun my-handler (connect-string context data) (message (format "connect-string: %S\ncontext: %S\ndata: %S" connect-string context data)))
CONTEXT parameter is an alist with info about command executed (SQL text in particular). The DATA parameter is a list (COLUMN-INFOS ROWS MSG) if result is a table, or string in any other case. COLUMN-INFOS is a list of column descriptors (name of column etc.), ROWS is a table of records (record is a list of strings), MSG is a message under the table (something like “28 rows selected.”).
Now, you can execute any sql command (eg. query):
(let ((connect-string "scott/tiger@xe") ; must be password here (sql "select * from emp;")) ; a ';' or '/' at end of command is important ;; create sqlplus process for connect-string (if doesn't exist yet) (sqlplus connect-string nil 'dont-create-output-buffer) ;; send command - it will be executed in idle time, ;; so your function 'my-handler' will be called asynchronously (sqlplus-user-command connect-string sql 'my-handler))
When sqlplus process is not needed, you can kill it:
;; kill sqlplus process if no buffer uses it (sqlplus-soft-shutdown connect-string))
I saw this pop up on the Recent Changes and had to take a look. I only had time for a little work with it but wow! See my screenshot here: http://picasaweb.google.com/hostetlerm/Geek/photo#5138784267792412514-- MikeHostetler
I’m using sqlplus with ide-skel on Windows Emacs version 126.96.36.199. Works great. – Ben
Hi! Really like sqlplus. Using it on windows XP with emacs 22.1. Best regards – Pierre
Hi. I’ve been using this for a few days and really like it. However, I’m experiencing some bugs with plsql.el. It throws a RegEx? error when trying to format PL/SQL Functions, also it doesn’t capitalize keywords. Has anyone experienced this and/or found a fix?
Cheers! – LaurenceRochfort?
I’ve started using it yesterday (Emacs 188.8.131.52 of 2010-03-23, Windows XP). Right now I wonder how to load and save my email@example.com buffers into files and return to it next time.
Our database uses UTF-8:
(add-hook 'sqlplus-mode-hook (lambda () (set-process-coding-system (get-process (sqlplus-get-process-name sqlplus-connect-string)) 'latin-1 'latin-1)))
sqlplus mode is really good. I no longer need sql developer to browse schemas - good old emacs can do it all !
sqlplus is really good! But is there any way to assign a connection to a buffer? The only way I found till now, when I edit an existing file, is to set the mode to sqlplus (M-x sqlplus-mode) and then restart the connection (M-x sqlplus-restart-connection). Best regards – George
Really quite impressive. I’ve tried it under Win32, you just need to customize sqlplus-command (set it to the full path of sqlplus.exe).
As a developer you have to deal with several different databases. It’s not easy to keep all of your environments in mind. Let’s use Org-mode to help yourself. Keep an environment’s description in “org-mode” table:
* environments ** databases |---------------+-----------+--------| | service (sid) | user | pwd | |---------------+-----------+--------| | prod | owner app | god | | dev | dbo | love | | uat | dba | secret | |---------------+-----------+--------|
Place the point to a connection line, call sqlplus-x-connect and you will get connected sqlplus-mode buffer. If different users have the same password you can write them in one cell. Here is the sqlplus-x-connect
(require 'sqlplus) (require 'org-table) (defvar sqlplus-x-columns '(sqlplus-x-service sqlplus-x-user sqlplus-x-pwd)) (defun sqlplus-x-connect () "Build a connection string and make a connection. The point must be in an org-mode table. Columns of the table must correspond to the `sqlplus-x-columns' variable." (interactive) (org-table-force-dataline) (let ((cur-row (nth (org-table-current-dline) (org-table-to-lisp))) (is-user-selected (= (org-table-current-column) (+ 1 (position 'sqlplus-x-user sqlplus-x-columns))))) (sqlplus (format "%s/%s@%s" (if is-user-selected (thing-at-point 'symbol) (nth (position 'sqlplus-x-user sqlplus-x-columns) cur-row)) (nth (position 'sqlplus-x-pwd sqlplus-x-columns) cur-row) (nth (position 'sqlplus-x-service sqlplus-x-columns) cur-row)) (concat (nth (position 'sqlplus-x-service sqlplus-x-columns) cur-row) ".sqp")))) (global-set-key [f4] 'sqlplus-x-connect)
Advice. Use EasyPG package to keep your connections table in secret.
sqlplus mode seems really nice. But after lot of efforts I can’t get it to work with our setup. Problem is our DB installation uses kerberos authentications and we don’t have user/pass@SID to connect to DB. All we got is a kerberos ticket and SID e.g we login using sqlplus /@mydb. somehow I can’t get it to work with sqlplus mode. Please help! Part of the reason could be I can’t read/debug LISP code. – Arvind Deshpande
To use kerberos, just enter “/” as user and leave password blank. hth… don
(defadvice switch-to-buffer…) breaks dired’s switch-to-buffer now on ntemacs 24. Commenting out ad-activate underneath solved it