DB_Browser is a web interface that lets you browse database tables, search for columns containing particular content, and add new data to a database.
Created by Chris Hardie, DB_Browser was last updated in January 2001. The product, a Perl CGI script that uses the mod_perl Apache module, is definitely worth a look. It provides a good illustration of how to use Perl DBI and its various drivers to build a tool that works on various databases, including Oracle. It may provide a good starting point for building your own web-based application.
The main web site for DB_Browser is:
If you are using DB_Browser with Oracle, follow these steps:
Download DB_Browser from the web site mentioned earlier.
browse_lib.pl file for your site. At
minimum, you will need to correctly set the following
In the following example, we altered the variables at the top of the
browse_lib.pl file. Also make sure that the
$orahome variable (which is a bit lower down in
the file) is set correctly for ORACLE_HOME. Notice our default
# User defined variables $database = "orcl"; $dbtype = "Oracle"; $dbuser = "scott"; $dbpass = "tiger"; $default_table = 'EMP'; $compname = "Oracle and Open Source Technology"; # Oracle Home $orahome = '/u01/app/oracle/product/8.1.5';
.cgi files and
browse_lib.pl to a valid