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Re: Is this a bug or a limitation of the SQL language

From: Piotr Sobczak <sobczak_at_tplab.enet.dec.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 1992 09:06:43 GMT
Message-ID: <1992Aug26.090643.1318@decuk.uvo.dec.com>

In article <1992Aug23.074048.16681_at_prism.poly.edu>, sjha_at_prism.poly.edu (Salil Kumar Jha) writes:
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|> From: sjha_at_prism.poly.edu (Salil Kumar Jha)
|> Subject: Is this a bug or a limitation of the SQL language
|> Message-ID: <1992Aug23.074048.16681_at_prism.poly.edu>
|> Organization: Polytechnic University, New York
|> Date: Sun, 23 Aug 92 07:40:48 GMT
|>
|> I tried to do this query in Oracle and DB2 and both failed. I know its
|> not allowed but why not?
|>
|> Assume the use of the classic oracle emp table
|>
|> select * from emp
|> where salary between
|> (select salary from emp where ename = 'Larry')
|> and
|> (select salary from emp where ename = 'John')
|>
|> Isnt this the best way of finding all people whose salaries lie between those
|> of Larry and John (without knowing whose is larger)
|>
|> sjha_at_prism.poly.edu
|>
|>

FWIW, I just tried the syntax above on Rdb/VMS and it worked.

Piotr Received on Wed Aug 26 1992 - 04:06:43 CDT

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