SQR / Hyperion SQR Production Reporting
- From: Peter Robson <peter.robson@xxxxxxxxx>
- To: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2011 21:29:49 +0100
Many (many) years ago I used a report writer product called SQR, which in those days was owned and marketed by IBM (I think). It was a really neat piece of kit, enabling one to integrate the non-procedural elements of SQL within a true procedural language. It was marketed as a report writer, but in fact that was selling it drastically short of its true abilities. I have been looking around for a scripting language for a certain task I want to run with Oracle, but nothing came to mind. SQL and PL/SQL won't hack it (sic!) on their own. Perl etc probably would, but for me that is a whole new learning process. Then I remembered SQR. A little research reveals that the product is now owned by Oracle Corporation! Given all the acquisitions Mr Ellison has been performing, perhaps I shouldn't have been surprised... Whatever, it is now known as Hyperion SQR Production Reporting. Can anyone advise how I can get hold of this product, without having to take the whole Hyperion suite on board? The obvious searches have not helped so far. Presumably as an Oracle product it must be available for trial download somewhere. Thanks, Peter Edinburgh.