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How do I list all databases and tables using psql?

I am trying to learn PostgreSQL administration and have started learning how to use the psql command line tool. When I log in with psql --username=postgres, how do I list all databases and tables? I ...
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Why should I use Visual Studio 2010 over SSMS for my database development?

Visual Studio 2010 introduces database projects and a whole array of related features that supposedly facilitate database development. I've used SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) for many years to ...
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Is there a tool like Microsoft's “SQL Server Profiler” for MySQL?

While developing on MySQL I really miss being able to fire up a profiler. I find SQLyog is a good enough replacement for Query Analyzer but have not found a tool that works like SQL profiler. For ...
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Tool to generate large datasets of test data [closed]

Many times when trying to come up with an efficient database design the best course of action is to build two sample databases, fill them with data, and run some queries against them to see which one ...
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Comfortable sqlplus interface?

I found sqlplus'interface is rather outdated. It's quite nice to have some commands or keywords at disposal, but for example no "arrow-up" key for the previous history entry is available. What is a ...
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Are there any good and free tools for managing a PostgreSQL database?

Before, I have used phpmyadmin to manage an MySQL database, but now I would like to manage a PostgreSQL database. The PostgreSQL database is on a server, but not a webserver, so I don't use PHP. Are ...
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Open Source Business Intelligence/DWH solutions

I wonder that this question hasn't already been asked. Google only has very few results for me that don't show a high quality tool What are some Open Source (also free is ok) solutions for Data ...
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Redgate SQL Compare vs Visual Studio 2010 Premium/Ultimate database project

I currently use the Visual Studio Professional Edition which has the database project as a project template, but some of its features are not available, for example Schema Compare tool. The schema ...
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Tools to migrate from SQLite to PostgreSQL

I need to continuously migrate from SQLite to PostgreSQL. By continuously, I mean that I will reimport the SQLite database into PostgreSQL every day. It would be nice if I could make changes to the ...
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How to control the order of servers listed in the SSMS connection dialog?

My current project involves a lot of database shuffling as we upgrade from SQL 2008 -> 2012, re-task hardware, repeat. One minor annoyance is the connection dialog in SSMS re-shuffling the server ...
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Are there tools to perform data comparison between two different schemas?

We are migrating our database to a new schema but want to validate the data has been moved correctly. Traditional data comparison tools can compare two databases for differences if the schemas are ...
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PostgreSQL designing tool

I am about to design a database which is going to run with PostgreSQL. I am used to the magnificent tool called MySQL Workbench for MySQL database. It is useful and it looks good which I kind of ...
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Alternatives to MySQL Workbench

I've been running into some problems with MySQL Workbench that I'm not sure will be able to be fixed (namely, what appears to be an old bug that may have resurfaced), so I'd like to be able to find a ...
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Is there any good tool for making Database Design and Prototypes? [closed]

I would like to have a good tool for designing the Database Schema with all the tables, columns, data types and relations. Today I mostly do this with pen and paper but I would like to do it in a good ...
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Alternative Database Tools for Web Admin

I currently use phpmyadmin for most of my database administration. It works well enough, but I'm interested in other tools that might work more quickly/efficiently/etc... What are the best and/or ...
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What's a good tool for visualizing SQL Agent jobs?

I find the built-in MS SQL Studio tools for managing Agent jobs to be a little frustrating. What tools out there have you found helpful? Offhand, there are three things I'd like to see in such a ...
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DB2 passwords with special characters

Our DB2 authentication is integrated with active directory, so the allowed passwords are controlled by it's policy. We have some users that are not being able to connect to the database through ...
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Are there any free online collaboration database schema tools? [closed]

I am interested in a free and simple MySQL tool which can offer online collaboration functionality in creating database general schema. Do you know any?
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Impact of Redgate SQL Search on Server

I'm a huge fan of a lot of the Redgate tools, however at my current workplace they are very paranoid over anything interacting with live servers (in particular affecting performance). So my question ...
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free database modelling software

What is available in the realms of database modelling software that is free. I am developing an SQLExpress database. CA ERWin - community version although is free, I can't see an option to allow ...
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Recommended tools for SQL Server Developers & DBA [closed]

I was thinking what tools are recommended for SQL Server Developer & DBAs? The list can comprise of free & paid tools which could be helpful to any SQL Server Guy (Developer/DBA). The tool ...
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Are there any tools to go from ERD to DB design and vice versa?

I'm learning DB design and looking for some tools, preferably open source software, that could help go from an ERD to a DATABASE and vice versa. For the record, the database i'm using is MySQL.
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What are the 'free to use' workload generators available for Oracle?

A couple that I know about are http://www.dominicgiles.com/swingbench.html and http://hammerora.sourceforge.net/ Are there any others? I am looking for tools what can generate random workload ...
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“phpMyAdmin” for Cassandra

Is there a tool like phpMyAdmin for RDBMS-MySQL for a Cassandra DB? I know that there is less "runtime" config possible (column families can not be edited at runtime etc.). Nevertheless, it would be ...
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Query execution time in Oracle SQL Developer

I know I can use set timing on to see how long it took to execute a query after the execution is finished. But is it possible to see current execution duration in Oracle SQL Developer while the query ...
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Open source and commercial tools to build dynamic queries of fact tables in star schema

What user interfaces or tools (commercial and/or open source) can query a star schema model (Ralph Kimball dimensional model)? So for example, if we have X fact tables, and Y dimension tables, and Z ...
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What are my options for GUI based Administration & Management of PostgreSQL

I have been given the task of working with PostgreSQL 9.1. I have previously worked with Microsoft SQL, and had used the SQL Management Studio. I had used Oracle's SQL developer as well as TOAD when I ...
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Are there alternatives to the TOAD tool for SQL Server? [closed]

Are there any great tools as an alternative TOAD to be used for SQL Server? The tool can be commerical or open source.
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Database appearing in one tool but not another

Can anyone think of a reason why a mySQL database would be accessible from one tool (phpMyAdmin, logged in as db_user) but not from another (Sequel Pro, logged in as db_user). The user is the same in ...
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Could someone recommend a db management tool that supports SQLite, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and is web-based?

Could someone recommend a db management tool that supports SQLite, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and is web-based? By 'web-based' I just mean it can be run in a browser locally or remotely.
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sqlfiddle: leading blanks are gone [closed]

I am not sure if this is on topic here. When selecting VARCHAR2 columns that contain values with leading blanks this leading blanks will not be displayed in the output of sqlfiddle. so select ' ...
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Logical schema development and migration tool for different physical schema available including triggers and stored procedures?

We are planning to support for our application another rdbms (oracle). At the moment we are design our database schema with the MySQL-Workbench. For every new database version we have schema ...
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What Query Browser tools are out there available for Sybase Database?

What are the free and commercial tools available for Sybase Database?
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Microsoft Baseline Configuration Analyser on Production

I came across an useful tool that Microsoft has released for configuration analysis. It's called Microsoft Baseline Configuration Analyser 2.0. I downloaded and ran it on my local instance and got a ...
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Good tool for simulating many threads doing INSERTS UPDATES SELECTS and DELETES on an ODBC database?

I've done load testing on a web application already using tools like JMeter, and tested my database for transactional integrity. But are there any tools for testing an ODBC connected database (like ...
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Named Parameters in SQuirreL SQL?

Is it possible to set named-parameters in queries SQuirreL SQL?
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Tool to Convert MySQL DB to MS SQL 2005 (Especially stored procedures)

Is there any tool to convert MySql db to MS SQL 2005. I am mostly interested in converting Stored Procedures. There are 100s of procedures and writing them again in T-SQL is a big job. Thanks.
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Convert Oracle database to Derby

I need to migrate an existing Oracle Database into a Derby one. I want to know if there's a tool, a script or another way to do that work. It is using any of the interesting features of Oracle, as I ...
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Tool to export data with all relational data?

Is there a tool to export data from selected rows in a table with all data stored in other tables in other tables linked by relational design? The purpose is to ease migrations of bits of data ...
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Which business intelligence tool is better for use with a PostgreSQL database?

I'm trying to find a good BI tool which can be connected to a PostgreSQL database. I need the following abilities: Reporting Services Dashboards OLAP Data Mining. The BI server should work on ...
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Tool to visualize data differences between two DB tables [closed]

I work as a tester. I found some of the defects I investigate can be traced down to differences in configuration between local and customer's environments. As the tested system has major part of ...
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Tool to monitor database data

I would like to tool that when record data changed inside all tables. so later i would get a report like table user added record - 3,user3.. deleted record - 2,user2..
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MySQL Replication monitoring [closed]

Im looking for a tool that could help me and my team monitor our MySQL Replication. I would love for a tool that could alert me if Seconds_Behind_Master passes a threshold Slave_SQL_running is ...
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Oracle DBCA utility: “Listener is not up or database service is not registered with it”

I'm a software engineer with some experience on SQL Server but a newbie on Oracle. I'm attempting to run dbca on a remote linux machine to reconfigure a database that was initially configured to idle ...
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Text-based interface for PostgreSQL?

I know that psql is an option, but I'm looking for an easier text-based interface for PostgreSQL. Something that's similar to what 'tig' is to 'git', or 'phpmyadmin' is to 'mysql' (but using the ...
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Expanding contractions/number ranges into separate records [closed]

I am planning the migration of a directory of image files plus a FileMaker-database containing the corresponding metadata into an Imagic IMS database (formerly known as ImageAccess). The vendor ...
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Differences with using Bind variables in TOAD,sqlplus and SqlDeveloper

I have following example query. variable pStartDateBegin VARCHAR2(10); variable pEndDateFinish VARCHAR2(10); begin select '01-01-2000', '30-11-2011' into ...
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Monitor Sql Server 2000

I was wondering if there is a free tool to monitor state of SQL Server 2000. I would prefer a web tool. I would like to see if some database is accessible, or are there any problems on server, etc. ...
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Database comparison tool for IBM db2 like OPatch?

I am looking for a database comparison tool for IBM DB2. I was wondering if there is a utility for IBM DB2 similar to OPatch in Oracle's db 11g?
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PeopleSoft or Oracle App Designer Tool Alternative

We are using PeopleSoft app designer tool to manage and create projects, database objects - tables, columns, views etc in Oracle database. This tool has limitation that we cannot create tables/columns ...