Re: Oracle newbie questions

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Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2008 12:00:01 -0700 (PDT)
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On Aug 28, 1:56 pm, es330td <> wrote:
> I am a 14 year SQL Server DBA/developer.  My company has a web based
> enterprise application we license to clients and up until they have
> all used SQL Server backends.  We have an RFP on the table to license
> the software to a new client but they want to use Oracle 11g as their
> datastore.  In addition to MSSQL, I've done development/design work in
> the past on Informix and DB2 so adapting to a new RDBMS should be
> straightforward.  That said, I am going to have to convert a number of
> stored procedure from Transact SQL and have never written anything in
> PL/SQL.  I have about a month to get the application up and running on
> Oracle.  (Note that 95% of the logic is in the webpages and only
> limited stored procedure are used throughout the site.)
> I went to and registered and then downloaded Oracle
> Database 11g Release 1, Oracle Database 11g Release 1 Client and
> Oracle Database 11g Examples
> Oracle appears to have an installation guide to get me started (IT is
> configuring a clean W2K3 install for me) but I'm sure I am going to
> need some reference materials for Oracle, especially PL/SQL.  If
> anyone know of any books they like they can recommened I would
> appreciate it.
> This system will be W2K3 and Oracle 11g
I'll recommend: (the on-line documentation) "Oracle PL/SQL Programming, 4th Edition", Steven Feuerstein with Bill Pribyl

These should get you started.

David Fitzjarrell Received on Thu Aug 28 2008 - 14:00:01 CDT

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