Ok, I need to learn oracle for a project. I have 11g XE installed, but I can't make heads or tails of what should be even the simplest operations. All I need to do is set up a db for the project and set a user for it. All the documents I've read on it are pages long and way out of my league. Aren't there simple one-two liners, like in MySql, to get things up and running?
I think Oracle was designed to make EVERYONE feel like an idiot.
Is this helpful?
Thanks! It was helpful, but not in the way you'd think. I actually wasn't aware of the SqlDeveloper tool at all. I downloaded and installed that. After an inspection of the existing db and commands did I realize the differences between oracle and other databases.
- In other systems, you create a new db, then add users/priviledges to that.
- In oracle you just add new users, and specify a tablespace within the master db.
- In oracle, creating a tablespace is essentially a new db in that connections made by a user with right will only see tables in that space.
Kind of awkard, but it works.