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BI Query

Description:  BI Query User (formerly GQL) is the front end query tool used to access Oracle databases. BI Query User lets users run queries provided by others and depending on permissions, create ad hoc queries of their own.  BI Query User is required to access the FinDept, Finance, HR, Research and Student data warehouses. BI Query Update (which includes the install of BI Query User) is required to access the Degree data warehouse.
Company: Open Text
IT Services Supported Platform:  Windows XP and Vista & Windows 7.  BI Query 10.1.2 is not supported by the vendor under Windows 8.

Requirements & Availability:


This software is available to:  registered staff and faculty authorized users.  Please contact the ITSupport Centre at 613 533 6666 during business hours or by filling out the webform at

To use this software :
Fill out the appropriate request form or contact the BI Query data warehouse administrators

Windows XP, Vista or 7: BI Query User and BI Query Update are available through Ida

Windows 8:BI Query is not supported under Windows 8.  Windows 8 users should be able to access BI Query through a terminal service.

Mac: BI Query will not run on a Mac. Mac users should be able to access BI Query through a terminal service.


Support Level: Installation/Referral

Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7L 3N6 613.533.2000