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Re: Oracle Express

From: Knickerless Parsons <>
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2007 09:24:35 -0000
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On 18 Sep, 10:03, Cristian Cudizio <> wrote:
> Knickerless Parsons wrote:
> > Morning all,
> > I'm a reasonably experienced oracle developer and just starting out
> > with XML. My comfort zone is really around large batch applications.
> > My goal is to expose functionality of my back end database via web
> > services developed in C# .Net. My current plan is to build an address
> > database that can be access using web service calls from multiple
> > systems.
> > I just have a couple of quick questions to get me off on the right
> > foot:
> > Apart from the 4-5GB storage restriction, is there any reason why I
> > shouldn't use oracle express as my datastore for a proof of concept
> > application.
> > I'm expecting an XML data type but trying to create a column of this
> > type fails. I remember reading a manual a while back which used CLOBs,
> > is this still the recommended approach or is it a limitation in my
> > current database (oracle express).
> > I'm a way off from building the .NET portion but any views on ODP vs
> > ADO as my data connector would also be a big help.
> > Thanks in advance,
> > Dave.
> But why user of Microsoft products does want to use Oracle? why not to
> use MSSQLSERVER ? i'm wrong or there is an equivalent free edition
> on SQL SERVER called express edition?
> --
> Cristian Cudizio
> http://oracledb.wordpress.com

Ok, a bit more info required I think.

I'm working for a company, formerly a big oracle user who's current strategy is to move to .NET as a presentation layer but stick with oracle for the back end.

As I'm unfamiliar with .NET and XML (at least from a programming point of view), I'm trying to build a small application as described previously for my own education as well as maybe using it as a model for future developments.

I'm hoping to get away with using Oracle Express as it runs nicely on my laptop without having a network connection.

Hope this helps,
Dave. Received on Tue Sep 18 2007 - 04:24:35 CDT

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