Re: Is there a tool to allow users to build algorithms that are then run by database
Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2009 09:07:06 -0700 (PDT)
> Using Oracle 10gR2 on unix Solaris.
> We have a database that has equipment tables, readings tables, and lookup
> tables associated with equipment. we will take both join them, apply
> algorithms to create a health index for each piece of equipment (e.g. take
> age, oil readings, etc, add, substract, mulitply various factors etc). The
> algorithms will be in form of SQL select statements with some functions
> etc. We can hardcode them, but the users are requesting the ability to
> view the algorithm, modify them, copy them and modify them, create new ones
> etc, and then have scritps use those algorithm to generate healt indexes.
> Is there a tool to allow non-programmers the ability to do that, that is
> create complex quieres that will populate columns and have those stored in
> the database and used by scripts or stored procedures.
Users should only be given the ability to write scripts to the extent that
- they understand what they are doing and
- they can understand what they *_may_* be doing to the server!
With Python for example, you could have infinite flexibility for your end-users - even with a gui if required.
The questiona here are
- do you want to let your users loose on your data?
b) what are your available skillsets - you may love Python (or Delphi
or Java or C...),
you can do what you want in any of them.
HTH. Paul... Received on Wed Mar 18 2009 - 11:07:06 CDT