The CentOS distribution is a famous and stable Linux version derived from RedHat Linux. It’s been one of my favorites and one that you can easily find with hosting providers.
In this article we will install CentOS and OracleXE. It’s worth mentioning the OS team improves the installation process with each version, and you will find out in this tutorial how straightforward it currently is.
1. Installing CentOS We’ll perform a minimal installation; this means, we will not install a graphical interface, because this server is meant to be a web / database test server.
Part of my work as a Web/UNIX developer includes maintenance and development of tools using Oracle’s Pro*C.
In text interfaces, VIM is a pretty decent tool for creating source code and their companion make files. If you created the right make file, compiling is also a breeze. However things get kind of tricky when you have to debug. Oh my! This can be a difficult task. Many may say that there’s nothing like gdb, but come on guys, even you can’t deny the beauty of a visual debugger.
This post will be updated with snippets for Oracle. I hope you find it useful.
1. Change the default date format
Most useful snippet of the year! 😉
ALTER SESSION SET NLS_DATE_FORMAT = 'MM/DD/YYYY HH24:MI:SS'; select sysdate from dual; 2. Escape single quotes and ampersands on strings
select 'D''Angelo''s' from dual; Ampersands:
SET DEFINE OFF; 3. Adjust page width and size
set pagesize 1000 set linesize 100 4.
This time I want to share a 1000 rows SQL table that you can use for text searches. It includes a table with 1 column, 1000 rows song title names. It is plain standard SQL so you can use it with any database manager.
Download it here.
Hope you find it useful.