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RE: Managing developers recommendations

From: Freeman, Donald <>
Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2005 16:42:45 -0400
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We had a TOAD problem when a developer using TOAD truncated an important table in Dev. We subsequently found out that that functionality can be disabled in a config file.

Don Freeman
Database Administrator 1
Bureau of Information Technology
Pennsylvania Department of Health
717-783-8095 Ext 337

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Subject: RE: Managing developers recommendations

What difference does it make? If they don't have the rights to delete the object in Oracle, they can click delete all they want, nothing will happen. The question you should be asking is why do they want it? Database security ( Oracle or otherwise ) should always be set in the database itself, not some tool.

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[]On Behalf Of Fred Smith Sent: Wednesday, October 12, 2005 4:30 PM To:
Subject: Managing developers recommendations

Hi all,
  My developers (who currently just use SQL Plus) now are wanting to use Quest TOAD. From what I've used it in the past, it is far too powerful for developers. (I don't trust my developers with creating tablespaces, etc.). Plus, I've found that TOAD is far too easy to delete objects, etc.   Any recommendations, etc would greatly be appreciated!
-Fred S.

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