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Exasol Database Development


About This Course

The course shows how to develop Lua Scripts in Exasol. Lua is Exasol's major procedural language.

We cover the following topics:

  • Lua fundamentals
  • Expert knowledge on Lua scripts in Exasol
  • The query-wrapper framework
  • Preprocessor scripts
  • Best practices
  • Use cases

The course contains videos, quizzes and hands-on exercises. Within the hands-on exercises, you will write your own Lua scripts on the Exasol Community Edition.

Who is this training for

This course is for attendees who want to learn to develop Lua programs in Exasol. No prior programming experience in Lua is required. You should attend the course Exasol Essentials before this course.

Course Details

  • Exacademy courses are self-paced
  • You can start and continue the course whenever you want
  • This course contains videos and hands-on exercises
  • There are no deadlines for the hands-on exercises
  • It takes about 5-8 hours to do this course, depending on your level of preparation.
  • The videos and hands-on exercises are a preparation for the certification Exasol Certified Professional Developer.

Course Staff

Uwe Hesse

Uwe Hesse

Uwe works as Training Coordinator, Course Developer and Instructor for Exasol. He is also in charge for Exasol's Certification programme.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost of the course?

All Exacademy courses are free. Certification is optional and charged with 150 EUR incl. VAT per attempt.

How does the certification process work?

After completing the online training, you have the option to do a certification exam. The exam consists of 30 multiple-choice questions and you need to achieve at least 75% to pass and to receive a certificate. The exam is charged with 150 EUR incl. VAT per attempt.

To help you make the best of your home office time during the Corona crisis, we offer now certification for free for a limited period until 30th of June. This is how that works: After having completed the online learning course, you just write an email to with your registration details and the course you took. We will then reply with a voucher code that you can use for certification exam payment.

Will I be able to get help?

Each course has a discussion forum where trainees can help each other. Exasol staff also monitors the forums and tries to help. Often the fastest answer comes from another student. Please take all questions not directly related to the course content to our user community.