RazorSQL 8.4

Create, alter, describe or execute database objects
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RazorSQL is a software solution for users who need to execute SQL scripts and work with all major databases like Oracle, SQL Server, Sysbase or MySQL. This SQL tool embeds various features that allow users to create, alter, execute, describe and drop database objects such as tables, stored procedures, and functions.

The installation process goes seamlessly, so once you've run the application for the first time, you are greeted by a minimalistic GUI with standard menus and toolbars. It's quite easy to navigate through the main menu, though the interface could've had a more animated skin theme and the toolbar icons could'be been bigger.

Apart from the minor inconveniences mentioned before, RazorSQL is a realiable tool, equipped with lots of useful features. It has an SQL Editor that can be used to edit scripts and run SQL queries. More, with the aid of EditRocket code editor it can support over 20 programming languages such as SQL, TransactSQL, SQL PL, HTML, Java, or XML.

Furthermore, it comes with a built-in database, HSQLDB, that runs with no manual configuration out of the box. Also, the data collected in the databse can be exported in different formats like HTML, Excel, JSON, or XML.

To sum it up, RazorSQL is an important database manager, bundled with useful features and visual tool that allow users to complete their projects or daily tasks. The price seems moderate but you should keep in mind that it requires a powerful end system to perform at high capacity.

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Pros

  • Supports over 20 programming languages
  • Has a built-in database
  • Comes equipped with EditRocket code editor

Cons

  • Requires a high-end system
  • Has small toolbar icons
  • Needs a more animated theme

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It is nice that it supports so many databases - even ones on the cloud.

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Not sure why this got a low rank from a user given they didn't give a reason. For environments with multiple DBMS systems and users on multiple OS platforms, Razor is tough to beat. I've now used it for MSSQL Server, Oracle, Greenplum, PostgreSQL, MySQL, and now MongoDB. It hooks up, runs, and does all of my syntax highlighting in any of these environments, no questions asked, right out of the box. And being able to keep my SQL IDE when crossing over from Windows to Linux Mint was great.

DBMS specific tools are better if you never leave a specific DBMS. SSMS is a better option for SQL Server, Toad does a better job for Oracle. But if you need flexibility to handle multiple OS and DBMS environments, Razor is easily the front-runner.

My only complaint is it only stores queries that have been executed in its history so on a hard reboot, I lose anything I had been writing that hadn't yet been executed. But honestly that's as much a user error as it is a Razor issue.

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