Re: Can a procedure contain only a SELECT statement?

From: Robert Klemme <>
Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2010 12:55:47 +0100
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On 20.03.2010 23:20, Galen Boyer wrote:
> Robert Klemme<> writes:
>> On 03/19/2010 08:39 PM, Sybrand Bakker wrote:
>>> On Thu, 18 Mar 2010 22:26:44 -0400, Thomas Gagne
>>> <> wrote:
>>>> My background is Sybase& SqlServer. On both, due I'm sure to a
>>>> common heritage, a stored procedure is capable of being as simple
>>>> or complex as the programmer wants. Sometimes, all that is needed
>>>> is a select statement. Sometimes even simple projections may
>>>> require multiple steps to prepare the last SELECT. Additionally,
>>>> stored procedures are capable of returning multiple result sets. I
>>>> assumed, incorrectly, such a thing was not so complicated that it
>>>> couldn't be easily done inside Oracl
>>> Mickeysoft has never understood the Procedure concept, and ignored the
>>> formal defintiion and abused it to return a result set.
>>> It seems like you belong to the class of sqlserver 'developers' which
>>> is so narrow-minded they automatically reject everything done
>>> differently by Oracle and start bashing Oracle for it.
>>> Luckily sqlserver is incapable of being an enterprise class product,
>>> just because of its poor architecture and vendor lock-in, so your
>>> 'objections' are futile.
>> I would not be too sure of that. SQL Sever isn't as bad as people are
>> trying to make it look - and it's gaining ground, especially in the
>> area of dealing with larger data sets. Maybe it's not as "enterprise
>> class" as Oracle is (or is claimed to be) but the management tools
>> with good graphical user interface were there before Oracle had Grid
>> Control. Yes, I know - real DBA's use command line, but there are
>> situations where a graphical visualization can greatly help.
> One of the biggest winning arguments for Oracle, is that it run on
> almost all platforms, MS products only run on one.

Why is that an argument pro Oracle?

Kind regards


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Received on Sun Mar 21 2010 - 06:55:47 CDT

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