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Remote DBA Little Helper

Oracle Tips by Burleson Consulting

This chapter describes a little homegrown utility called Remote DBA_Helper. I wrote the utility because there was a lack of open source utilities for managing Oracle databases. The two most popular open source utilities available are Henrik Johnson’s, Tora (Tool for Oracle) and Andy Duncan’s and Jared Still’s, Orac_Remote DBA. Both of these tools were originally written for Oracle7, and the updates ceased with the Oracle8i. 

As a Remote DBA who utilizes Linux, I needed a new tool to do my job efficiently.  The only solution was to write one myself. Because Orac_Remote DBA and Tora were written using the most popular scripting language of today, Perl; and both tools are large, well thought programs with many options, menus and sub-menus, they were chosen to pattern my tool after.

I wanted the tool to be easily extended and to consist of many small files produced rather quickly by using copy and paste techniques. Colors and menu groupings were kept consistent with the other tools, to retain the familiar interface and options. Remote DBA_Helper is written using PHP, ADOdb, and two PEAR modules: HTML_Table and HTML_Form.  All of the techniques used to write this tool have been amply demonstrated and the reader should be familiar with the techniques by now.

This tool is not a finished program; it is a work in progress. Features of the program are being added and changed as necessary, and many features are still missing. In particular, I am planning to implement the reverse engineering capabilities of Orac_Remote DBA by using DBMS_METADATA.  Remote DBA_Helper and future updates for this tool will be available on the Rampant Books web site.

As this tool was influenced and motivated by great open source tools written by using a scripting language, it is only fair for Remote DBA_Helper to be an open source tool as well. Thus, you are granted the license to use and redistribute the tool under the conditions specified in the FSF’s GNU General Public License (GPL).  The full text of GPL is available on the GNU main site: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.txt

Here is an overview of material covered in this chapter:

  • Tour of the Tool.

  • Tour through the Source Code.

  • Installation

  • Missing Features


The above book excerpt is from  "Easy Oracle PHP: Creating Dynamic Web Pages with Oracle Data". 

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