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Exasol Database Development


This training course was formerly known as the "Scripting Expert" training.

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 has been designed for everyone who already completed the Exasol Essentials training course and who wants to learn everything about developing Lua Scripts features in Exasol. No prior programming skills in Lua are required for 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

Johannes Schildgen

Johannes Schildgen

Johannes has built the Exacademy to teach Exasol fundamentals as well as providing expert courses to customers and partners.

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

Where can I register for this training?

You can create an Exacademy account under After logging in, you can enroll for Exasol online courses.

What is the cost of the course?

All Exacademy courses are free-of-charge. The certification costs 150 EUR incl. VAT.

How does the certification process work?

After you finished the online training, you will be invited for a certification test. The test consists of 30 multiple-choice questions and you need to achieve at least 75% to pass and receive a certificate. The certification cost is 150 EUR incl. VAT per attempt.

Will I be able to get help?

Each course has an active discussion section where trainees can help each other. In addition, the instructor(s), and other Exasol employees will monitor the forums and try to help. Often the fastest answer comes from another student. For all questions that are not directly related to the course content, you can use the user community or our support.