• Subject: RE: Killing of SQL users (and useful link to SQL Syntax Guide)
  • From: "George Sagen" <gsagen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 20 Jul 1999 16:12:14 -0700

Many of them suffer natural and immediate heart-attack deaths as a result of
their careless update queries. A Darwinian example of natural selection in
the IT world.

A good place for AUTHORIZED users of SQL to look up SQL syntax for the
AS/400 is:
http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/pubs/html/as400/v4r4/ic2924/info/db2/rbafzmst0
2.htm#ToC

A safer way to let end users who like SQL to create queries is to give them
MSAccess, and setup their ODBC DSN to read-only mode. Another advantage to
using MSAccess over command line SQL is the easy portability of the SQL
results table into spreadsheets and other wonderful end-user toys.

George Sagen
BPCS Application Consultant
gsagen@primesourcetech.com <mailto:gsagen@primesourcetech.com>
http://www.primesourcetech.com 

PrimeSource Technologies, L.L.C.
7373 East Doubletree Ranch Road
Suite 150
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
(801)360-6360 Direct & VM 


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.  Sent: Tuesday, July 20, 1999 2:10 PM
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.  The end-users creating queries should be killed!
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