I know how to write queries, but haven't had to mess with the software before.
I've been given a username, password, and an Oracle TNS string (the text, not a tnsnames.ora file).
Nothing I've tried so far has worked. I've tried downloading SQL*Plus and the Instant Client from Oracle's website, but can't get anything to mesh and connect.
Is there a simple software solution out there that lets me connect and query the database? Preferably something that would allow me to either copy and paste results, or save them to a file?