Re: Can a procedure contain only a SELECT statement?

From: Bob Jones <email_at_me.not>
Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2010 10:49:56 -0500
Message-ID: <4ba6401d$0$19139$>

"Robert Klemme" <> wrote in message

> 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?

Very simple, choices. That is a major advantage. Received on Sun Mar 21 2010 - 10:49:56 CDT

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