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Re: How do I set ORACLE_SID in windows NT environment

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Date: 13 Dec 2004 10:46:18 -0800
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hpuxrac wrote:
> snip
> > informed of this. My advice was, in my opinion, helpful, and is
> Man oh man i guess we have far different ideas on what being helpful
> is.

Sometimes informing someone they have gone beyond the boundaries of their knowledge base is being helpful.

> >From what I remember, the op asked specifically how to set an
> environment variable in windows. That was all that they asked.

The OP also stated he was familiar with the Windows environment:

>> I have familiarized with most of the windows environment.

Asking such a question indicates he is not as familiar as he would like to think. And, he was answered, fully and completely, in my response.

> Did the op ask for advice on setting unix environment variables? No.

He did provide his take on doing so, and it was incorrect.

> Did the op ask for advice on the startup options available? No.

Yet he provided a snippet of his 'technique' that even the scripts generated by DBCA don't follow.

> Did the op ask for advice on customer relationships? No.

Again, he's charging for a service he is ill-equipped to provide, given his post. And, if he hasn't personally taken on this project, and has, by some stretch, been given this assignment by his manager, it is still helpful to know he's not up to the task. Unpleasant, yes, rude, no.

> Why did you feel that you had all the relevant knowledge to deduce
> the op was behaving un-professionally?

I never used that term, nor did I imply it. It is you who inferred such from the text before you, an inferrence that is incorrect. I simply stated to the OP that his knowledge was lacking, and used several points from the original post to indicate why. Again, it may not have been pleasant, but it was in no way rude. And, it never stated he was un-professional.

David Fitzjarrell Received on Mon Dec 13 2004 - 12:46:18 CST

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