Ingres Visual Database Tools

Code: VDBA
Days: 2

You will learn:

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Use all of the latest visual tools, which are available to users of Ingres databases, using the Visual Tools available on Windows.

Course Style

This course is aimed at delegates who will be responsible for managing an Ingres installation under UNIX, VMS, or NT. It covers all aspects of the Ingres Visual Tool set. The topics for database administration include: managing database objects such as tables, indexes, views; examining Query Execution Plans for enabling table optimization. The topics for installation maintenance include management of disks, locations, and authorising users. Monitoring an installation, including DBMS server analysis, the Ingres logging system, and the Ingres locking system. The course employs lectures and demonstrations, and is heavily weighted towards practicals to enforce the course contents. It focuses on the Visual Tools on NT, but these tools can also be used against a remote Ingres installation.

Who Should Attend

This course is for users who wish to understand more about the Ingres Visual Tool set.


Attendance at the IngresSQL and Managing Ingres Installations and Databases (IngresDBM) training, or equivalent experience and skill.

Key Topics

  • Databases
    • Create and destroy databases
    • Duplicate a database
    • Unload a database
  • Tables
    • Create and examine tables in a database
    • Execute SQL
    • Examine QEPs
    • Create Secondary Indexes
    • Create Views
    • Create XML output
    • Copying and pasting tables between databases
  • Table Maintenance
    • Ingres Import Assistant
    • Adding columns
    • Add integrity checking onto tables
  • Backup and Recovery
    • Backup using the Checkpoint operation
    • Recovery using the Rollforwarddb operation
    • Auditing journals using the Ingres Journal Analyzer
    • Use the Ingres Journal Analyzer to undo and redo transactions
  • Access - security
    • Create authorised users
    • Database level security
    • Database object security
  • Database maintenance
    • Create new Ingres locations
    • Extend existing databases
    • Examining disk usage
  • Locking and Logging
    • Monitoring the Ingres logging system, highlighting bottlenecks
    • Monitoring the Ingres locking system, identifying blocking sessions
  • Behind-The-Scenes
    • IMA database
    • Remote Command Server
  • Windows Performance Monitor
    • Monitor Ingres cache statistics
    • Using the Ingres