Re: Connect from Oracle to MS SQL Server using ODBC

From: joel garry <>
Date: Fri, 4 Sep 2009 09:37:40 -0700 (PDT)
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On Sep 3, 6:19 pm, John Hurley <> wrote:
> On Sep 3, 5:26 pm, "Matthias Hoys" <> wrote:
> snip
> > Maybe there's something wrong with the Google groups search indices but when
> > I search on "ODBC" no hits are returned?
> Strange ... it does seem like a lot of stuff gets dropped out and not
> returned when doing a google "Search this group" function.
> Wonder how long that has been going on?

They've always slipstreamed code changes. Stuff gets fixed, stuff gets broken, strange things happen. That's the value of not having to have transparent code structure, have reproducible results, or be transactionally consistent. Sometimes you can get wildly inconsistent results searching for specific things, even if they are unchanged for years. And you thought WHEN OTHERS THEN NULL was bad - they just throw out all those pesky database concepts, and call "get whatever you can from the nearest cache" a feature. Google's purpose is not to be a search engine. Its purpose is to monetize web access. Groups are a minor affectation, perhaps less important to the web than Churchill's cigars were to WWII.


-- is bogus.
And at least one AP writer appears unclear on the difference between
Oracle databases and search engine databases:
Received on Fri Sep 04 2009 - 11:37:40 CDT

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