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    Free SQL application for Mac

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    Question Free SQL application for Mac
    I'm looking for a program to run SQL queries that is compatible for Mac OS X. Ideally I would like this to be free but I'm not sure that is possible.

    I don't want or need to host a server (ie. I want it to work offline), I just want to import tables and query them myself. Most of the ones seem to need an online server.

    Basically I'm looking for an equivalent to Oracle SQL Plus.

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    You could use the database component of LibreOffice - it's free, it's offline capable and it let's you execute SQL commands.
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    The other alternative is to use SQLite a file based database. It's meant (and designed) for off-line use and all you need is the DB file you create to move you database around..

    There are many GUI's you can use to manage your SQL commands if you don't want to use the command line (/usr/bin/sqlite3) interface like RazorSQL..
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    Raz0r's solution is probably a much better one - it's lighter and pure SQL. Go with that one instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raz0rEdge View Post
    The other alternative is to use SQLite a file based database. It's meant (and designed) for off-line use and all you need is the DB file you create to move you database around..

    There are many GUI's you can use to manage your SQL commands if you don't want to use the command line (/usr/bin/sqlite3) interface like RazorSQL..
    Thanks for that! Very helpful

    I thought RazorSQL costs money after a 30 day evaluation period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiranrs View Post
    Thanks for that! Very helpful

    I thought RazorSQL costs money after a 30 day evaluation period.
    Perhaps it does, I didn't look too closely. I'm sure there are other UIs if you wanted to go that route..
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