I am fairly new to SQL but totally green on how to connect to Oracle to retrieve data using SQL language. Iíve started with a new company which is pretty much a sink or swim type of environment meaning youíre an idiot if you donít figure it out on your own. I was told that we use Toad for Oracle 10g. I was given a server name; location and an .ora file named tnsnames that was given to me but I have no clue what to do with. Iíve come from companies where this was already setup. You just go into access to retrieve the data. Not sure why I canít connect and not getting any answers internally.
I understand this may be asking a lot but I have totally hit a brick wall with all the other roadblocks I encounter and all researched out. Can anyone, anyone please give me a little direction by showing me where I can get step by step instructions on how to connect to start sql in Toad/Oracle? It will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you so much in advance.