Online Documentation for Data Export for Oracle

EMS Data Export FAQ

Please read this page attentively if you have questions about Data Export for Oracle.


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Q: What is EMS Data Export for Oracle?

A: EMS Data Export for Oracle is a powerful program to export your data quickly from Oracle databases to any of 20 available formats, including MS Access, MS Excel, MS Word (RTF), HTML, XML, PDF, TXT, CSV, DBF and others. Data Export for Oracle includes a wizard which allows you to set export options for each table visually (destination file name, exported fields, data formats, and much more) and a command-line utility to export data from tables and queries in one-touch.



Q: What do I need to start working with EMS Data Export for Oracle?

A: First of all, you must have a possibility to connect to some local or remote Oracle server to work with Data Export. You can download Oracle database server from Besides, you need your workstation to satisfy the system requirements for Data Export for Oracle.



Q: What is the difference between the Export feature of SQL Manager for Oracle and the Data Export for Oracle standalone utility?

A: First of all, Data Export for Oracle works faster as it is a considerably lighter application. Besides, it provides additional features for query building, namely:

  • export data from several tables simultaneously;
  • export data from tables and queries selected from different databases;
  • the command-line version of the utility to export data using the configuration (template) file with all export settings.


Q: Are there any limitations implied in the trial version as compared with the full one?

A: Actually the trial version of the utility only allows you to export 20% of records at a time. In spite of this limitation, you can test all the features implemented in Data Export for Oracle within the 30-day trial period.



Q: What is the easiest way to configure the template files for the Data Export console application?

A: You can configure the template files for each table visually using the Data Export Wizard application. Set the required export options and select the Tools | Save Template menu item on Step 8 or Step 9 of the wizard. All the options will be saved to the template file which can be used by the console application.

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