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Message Posted: Mon, 16 Apr 2002 @ 02:25:16 GMT

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Subj:   Re: Examples for a beginner
From:   Sam Mosley

In the category of - for what it's worth:

I've been doing Teradata SQL for 13 years, and was the one who put in the enhancement requests for stored procedures and triggers about 8 to 10 years ago. You can do almost anything you want in SQL, but there are times when looping and if/then logic are nice to have, even if what you want to do within the constructs is plain old SQL without cursors. It all depends upon what you want to do. I tend to agree with the concept of take SQL as far as you can first, but isn't it nice to have capabilities to extend upon that to solve yet more business problems within Teradata? Having new features doesn't take away from what has worked all along. I, for one, want to continue to see enhancements, some of which I may never use, but someone else may, and if I find a need to utilize the features, I won't hesitate. I'm not a purist, I just want practical capabilities to solve whatever problems need to be solved. (Preferably without 3rd generation language application code to go along with the parallel capabilities of the database, but if that becomes necessary I'm not above resorting to that too)

Sam Mosley
Teradata Certified Master

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