Oracle Maestro FAQ
You are welcome to look through the following Frequently Asked Questions list for getting to know the answers to the most commonly asked questions about Oracle Maestro.
If you want to ask a question which is not in the list you may apply to our support team.
What is Oracle Maestro?
Oracle Maestro is a powerful Windows database management solution for Oracle administration and development. The software provides you with graphical user interface (GUI) which allows you to make database operations easy and fast.
With Oracle Maestro you can easily create, edit and drop database objects, build queries as visual diagrams, execute queries and SQL scripts, manage data including BLOBs, manage Oracle security features, and use a lot of other tools designed for the easiest and most efficient work with Oracle server.
Is it possible to try Oracle Maestro before buying?
I want to use your software for educational purposes. Can I get a discount?
Yes, you can. Feel free to choose a non-commercial license. Exact prices can be obtained on the purchase page
We intend to buy several products. Is it possible to obtain a discount?
Volume discounts are available for 3 and more licenses. Also you can get a significant discount purchasing a bundle.
I would like to resell Oracle Maestro on my website. What are your reseller's discounts?
Which license type can I select?
You may choose a non-commercial license if you use the software for non-commercial purposes in non-business, non-commercial environment. You should purchase a business license to use the software in a corporate, government, or business environment.
Single license means that a copy of the software is allowed to be used only on a single computer and only by a single user at a time. If you wish to use the software for more than one user, you will need a separate license for each individual user (click the "Order now" button to see volume discounts). Site license means that the software is allowed to be used without limitation on count of installations and users within one organization.
All our products and bundles are shipped with 12 months of free upgrades (minor and major ones) or with 36 months of free upgrades for a quite small additional fee.
Can I deploy one license for both desktop and laptop?
One Oracle Maestro license can be installed on a single computer. However, we offer a special allowance which authorizes you to deploy Oracle Maestro on both desktop computer and portable computer, laptop, or other mobile computer with a single license, as long as it is not being used simultaneously.
How can I find out the date of my current product version release?
What are system requirements for installing your software?
- Pentium PC or higher;
- Windows NT4/2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7;
- 256 MB RAM (512 MB recommended);
- 15 MB of free hard disk space;
- SVGA-compatible video adapter;
- Oracle client software.
Which Oracle database server versions are supported by your software?
Oracle Maestro can be used with any Oracle database server starting from version 8i. The Express Edition
is supported too.
I'm getting the "ORA-12154: TNS:could not resolve the connect identifier specified" error connecting to a database.
- Make sure that "TNSNAMES" is listed as one of the values of the NAMES.DIRECTORY_PATH parameter in the Oracle Net profile (SQLNET.ORA).
- Verify that a TNSNAMES.ORA file exists and is in the proper directory and is accessible.
- Check that the net service name used as the connect identifier exists in the TNSNAMES.ORA file.
- Make sure there are no syntax errors anywhere in the TNSNAMES.ORA file. Look for unmatched parentheses or stray characters. Errors in a TNSNAMES.ORA file may make it unusable.
For more details, visit http://ora-12154.ora-code.com/
I keep on getting the "ORA-XYZAB" error.
Please try to find an answer at http://ora-XYZAB.ora-code.com/ (of course you have to use your error code instead of XYZAB).
I'm getting the "Initialization error Could not locate OCI dll" error message connecting to a database.
First of all, please make sure that you have installed an Oracle client software. Next, you can either copy Oracle libraries from ORAHOME folder to ORAHOME\bin one as described here or specify the OCI.dll location in the command line (for example, changing a desktop shortcut) as follows:
I'm having problems connecting to Oracle with your software under Windows 7 x64.
Try the following solution:
- Download a Win32 version of Oracle Instant Client Basic (not Basic Lite) from the Oracle website.
- Extract all the files from the archive to a directory (e.g. C:\Oracle\incBin).
- Create a directory (e.g. C:\Oracle\incTNS) and copy there your TNSNAMES.ORA.
- Create a new environment variable TNS_ADMIN=C:\Oracle\incTNS.
- Add the C:\Oracle\incBin directory to the system PATH.
Does Oracle Maestro support stored procedures and functions?
Yes. Most of database objects implemented in Oracle are supported by Oracle Maestro.
Are there any graphical tools for building and executing queries implemented?
Oracle Maestro provides two powerful tools which allow you either to edit query text directly with syntax highlighting and code completion or to build a query diagram visually selecting tables and fields, setting links between tables, etc.
What is the function of Generate Database Report? Does the report include data?
Generate Database Report Wizard allows you to print definitions of the database objects. To run the wizard, select the Tools | Generate Database Report main menu item. The wizard helps you to print all the database object or specify the Categories for printing according to the selected object type. The report does not include database data.
Is code completion implemented in the SQL Editor?
The Editor area is provided for working with the text of the query. For your convenience code completion is enabled. You can activate the completion list by pressing the Ctrl+Space key combination.
I cannot edit the SQL definition using the SQL tab? Why?
The reason is that you are trying to edit SQL definition within the SQL tab of the object editor. Bear in mind that this text is read-only. If you want to modify the object definition, use SQL Editor or SQL Script Editor. You can find the detailed information in the Manual
What is the difference between Object Manager and Object Browser?
Both Object Manager
and Object Browser
are tools for operating on database objects designed as extensions of the Database Explorer. Oracle Maestro provides such operations as multiple selecting of objects (for copying, dropping, etc.) and the ability of using drag-and-drop operations between Object Manager, Object Browser and Database Explorer as well as between instances of the Object Manager or Object Browser. Unlike Object Manager Object Browser represents objects as a grid with according possibilities (sorting, grouping, and filtering).
Is it possible to execute more than one query using SQL Editor?
SQL Editor provides you with an ability to execute several queries simultaneously. Each query is executed in a separate thread, so all Oracle Maestro features remain available and there is no need to wait for your complex query to be completed.