I have a suggestion for a new tool in Nav, a kind of file manager for the XDB resources.
In our application we are using this a lot for import and export of data. The resources are accessible through HTTP, FTP or WebDAV. And PL/SQL, of course.
Because of firewall restrictions these protocols are never accessible on our clients’ servers, so this tool should use PL/SQL to access the resources.
I think such tool should be possible to make, but I haven’t seen it anywhere. At least not in 9i, where i currently have all my experience. In the Enterprise Manager I can upload, but not download files. I don’t know what the 10g tools are able to do.
There is also much other functionality that could be made for XDB, like a neat tool for registering and managing XMLSchemas.
So, what do you think? I am not sure if XDB is widely used, but it is pretty stable now, and it is a great way to exchange data for hard core PL/SQL fans.
Have a nice weekend!
- Starálfur -