Re: SQL programming fundamentals

From: Jared Still <>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2008 09:18:04 -0700
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On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 3:58 AM, Bill Ferguson <> wrote:

> I could be wrong, but I really don't see much need
> for the theorical knowledge of database design if all somebody is
> running are pre-packaged systems from Oracle, Peoplesoft, etc. Once
> the company comes out with a new version, it seems like any
> customizations would need to be redone all over again.

No, you are probably right. If you had worked with eBiz Apps, SAP, etc, you would realize that the 'designers' of these systems knew little or nothing of relational theory.

Having any understanding of relational theory will just make you crazy every time you have to try and pull data from one of those apps.

Jared Still
Certifiable Oracle DBA and Part Time Perl Evangelist

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