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Instant Oracle Database and PowerShell How-to

Instant Oracle Database and PowerShell How-to [Kindle Edition]

Geoffrey Hudik

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PowerShell provides a rich, object-oriented scripting language that can be used to perform a number of Oracle database tasks. It can be harnessed to automate manual tasks in graphical database management systems or go beyond what can be done in Oracle-only command line shells.

Oracle and PowerShell will walk you through scripting a number of common Oracle database tasks with real-world code examples and detailed explanations so you can automate operations without manual labor or writing custom utility applications.

This book will start with accessing Oracle and retrieving and modifying data, and will build up to more involved operations, building a reusable script library along the way.

You will also see how to execute and modify database procedures from PowerShell, run unattended, scheduled scripts, and automate database deployments using Oracle command line tools from PowerShell. Finally you will learn how to tap into a powerful library in Oracle's Developer Tools and visualize Oracle data using Microsoft's Charting library.

In the Oracle Database and PowerShell How-to you'll learn all the major building blocks for automating Oracle database tasks using Microsoft's rich scripting language.


Filled with practical, step-by-step instructions and clear explanations for the most important and useful tasks. Get the job done and learn as you go. This How-To guide is full of hands-on examples to get your databases automated in no time, with easy to follow code that will prove useful time and time again.

Who this book is for

If you are a .NET developer using an Oracle Database or a regular Oracle Database user this book is full of helpful hints and tricks to automate Oracle Databases with Powershell.

About the Author

Geoffrey Hudik

Geoffrey Hudik is a developer with 14 years of experience. He has worked with a variety of companies including Alltel Information Services, JPMorgan Chase, TeamHealth, and These days, he mostly works with C#, ASP.NET MVC and web technologies, Windows development, CTI, XAML, Oracle, SQL Server, PowerShell, Kinect, and mobile technologies including Windows Phone and iOS. He records his thoughts on his blog at and on Twitter (@thnk2wn).

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 562 KB
  • Print Length: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing (25 Jan 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B71KZDI
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Powershell rules! 1 May 2013
By Laurent Schneider - Published on
Powershell is a much more powerful than MS-DOS command line to access your Oracle Database.

I just received this book yesterday. The format is pretty unusual, 192m x 235mm x 4 mm :-) It is well printed and it looks nice.

The book focuses more on developings API's than write DBA's scripts, if you do not want to use Oracle Data Provider assembly (, there is little else said on Powershell and Oracle.

The approach of the author is to provide receipts for common tasks like retrieve or output data out of the databases, starting with connection string until advanced graphs (with the Windows.Forms assembly)

I like : a lot of code, and detailled explanations

I miss : one-liners. You have to write functions to understand how it works
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to follow and some useful material, but... 5 Feb 2013
By rwrife - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
...I was expecting more zombies in it. Other than that it contains a good introduction on connecting PowerShell to an Oracle database and several other tutorials and snippets that could prove to be quite useful for any Oracle/.Net junkie.
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended, Insightful, Informative 30 Mar 2013
By Gary A. Stafford - Published on
I highly recommend Geoffrey Hudik's Instant Oracle Database and PowerShell How-to ebook, part of Packt Publishing's Instant book series. Packt's Instant book series promises short, fast, and focused information; Hudik's book delivers. It's eighty pages deliver hundreds of pages worth of the author's knowledge in a highly-condensed format, perfect for today's multi-tasking technical professionals.

Hudik's book is perfect for anyone experienced with the Oracle Database 11g platform, and interested in leveraging Microsoft's PowerShell scripting technology to automate their day-to-day database tasks. Even a seasoned developer, already experienced in both technologies, will learn how to easily overcome several integration intricacies, clearly covered by the author.

As a busy Lead Developer for a large public company, I was able to immediately start implementing many of the book's lessons to improve my productivity. I especially enjoyed the way the book builds upon previous lessons, resulting in a useful collection of foundational PowerShell scripts and modules. Building on top of these, save time when automating a new task.
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