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HELP | ? [topic]
where topic represents a SQL*Plus help topic, for example, COLUMN.
Accesses the SQL*Plus command-line help system. Enter HELP INDEX or ? INDEX for a list of topics. You can view SQL*Plus resources at
http://www.oracle.com/technology/tech/sql_plus/ and the Oracle Database Library at
In iSQL*Plus, click the Help icon to access the iSQL*Plus Online Help.
Enter HELP or ? without topic to get help on the help system.
You can only enter one topic after HELP. You can abbreviate the topic (for example, COL for COLUMN). However, if you enter only an abbreviated topic and the abbreviation is ambiguous, SQL*Plus displays help for all topics that match the abbreviation. For example, if you enter
SQL*Plus displays the syntax for the EXECUTE command followed by the syntax for the EXIT command.
If you get a response indicating that help is not available, consult your database administrator.
To see a list of SQL*Plus commands for which help is available, enter
To see a single column list of SQL*Plus commands for which help is available, enter