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SQR is a specialized programming language designed for developing reports in Oracle databases. The language lets developers directly access and manipulate SQL data, which makes it easy to generate complex reports that involve heavy computation on the server side. SQR supports batch processing, meaning that it can handle large volumes of data efficiently, making it an ideal tool for financial institutions, academic institutions, and other organizations with extensive reporting requirements. The syntax of SQR is similar to COBOL and was created by Eric Labejof at Brio Technology (now Hyperion Solutions) in the 1980s before being acquired by PeopleSoft and later Oracle Corporation.