Hi! Need some quick help with some modern basics! Some background - I've used oracle a long time ago (ver6 or so) and used to use toad, sqlldr etc , as a developer (backend delphi datastorage etc). Now I've got a task to regularly load data into a customers oracle database. Our system is living on a windows 2008 server and will produce csv files formatted for load to holding tables in the oracle db. I currently dont have any info on oracle version no (though they are running financials) dont have an oracle client installed (on my own machine or the server etc, dont have a connection string. Now I assume I need an oracle client , including sqlldr (which isnt in the instant client). Or is there a more modern way of scheduling data load to oracle now (given the clients oracle 'experts' are anything but and both client and oracle guys are most unhelpful). Then I will use a windows schedule to run a batch file to check a folder , run sqlldr and copy the finished files somewhere else. Can I download a trial oracle db from oracle? and a Client install? So I can at least get started with this whole process.. Thanks, Rob.