RE: how do you handle your DDL builds?
Date: Wed, 14 May 2008 10:31:33 -0400
It's helpful to distinguish between the IT world and the ISV world. Is your product sold to other companies (ISV) or is it used for your business only (IT)?
[mailto:oracle-l-bounce_at_freelists.org] On Behalf Of Rick Ricky Sent: Wednesday, May 14, 2008 10:08 AM
Subject: how do you handle your DDL builds?
We have a production database. We want to change tables, structure, etc... We do this frequently. How do you script this? So far I have been using upgrade directories.
However, this leaves me with a problem. I can do an add column to a table in version1, but then I have to change my base DDL of the table, but how do I know that table works? Where would I test that my new create table statement works? You can do all this manually, but its slow, time consuming, and prone to bugs.
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