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From: April Wells <>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2003 10:04:00 -0800
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No, wait... read the whole statement. " I took an ACCESS course last year"  

Comparing that to People Soft, SAP, Oracle (my pet system) or any other one defies logic in itself. PLUS... this is exactly the kind of thing I know they teach at the local university, here in the Texas panhandle. I was working with the instructor of the undergrad database class (who taught that Access was a fully functional totally acceptable relational database, suitable for any corporation) and he asked me to install the Query By Example interface for Oracle... Oracle must have one, or else it isn't half the database that Access is because QBE is encouraged in Access.  

April Wells
Oracle DBA/Oracle Apps DBA
Corporate Systems
Amarillo Texas
"Well-behaved women rarely make history"    

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    OH Really, would you mind pointing that out to People Soft, SAP, Oracle, BAAN, Siebel, and a host of other OLTP system vendors!!  

Dick Goulet
Senior Oracle DBA
Oracle Certified 8i DBA

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> From: Lyndon Tiu [ <> ]

> Ths is real and happened to me last month.
> An "Access DBA" told me after seeing my Oracle/Postgresql database ER
> Diagram:
> "Your database is too big. I took an Access course last year
> and the instructor mentioned that tables should have no more
> than 4 columns each."

Would it be cruel of me to point out that s/he has a point? Assuming you're talking about a transactional system, of course...

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