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Re: Oracle and PICK

From: Eric Kaun <ekaun_at_yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2004 17:10:49 GMT
Message-ID: <tQchc.806$Ez1.522@newssvr15.news.prodigy.com>


"Tony" <andrewst_at_onetel.net.uk> wrote in message news:c0e3f26e.0404171002.3c3ae4c2_at_posting.google.com...
> "Nick" <nquinnusa_at_earthlink.net> wrote in message
news:<XC8gc.12319$zj3.10639_at_newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.net>...
> > Ok,
> >
> > Define an Order Header and the Order Items in that table, please.
>
> You know that I know that you know that I would now provide you with 2
> create table statements. And I know that you know that I know that
> you would then say that was a Bad Thing. Etc. etc. etc.
>
> All we need then is for Wol to come along and claim that now I have
> mysteriously "scattered" the 2 entities Order and Order Line across 2
> separate tables, there is no way the DBMS can put them together again!
>
> Perhaps it's best that I just don't bother ;-)

I believe that we're part of an involuntary beta-test of the next AI "Eliza"-style software, simulating discussion of database topics.

Say, I wonder what they use as a data store on the back end? I'm guessing XML files, which accounts for the arbitrary nesting of concepts.

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