On 7/15/07, Bryan Wells <bunjibry@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
my apologies to all. I will not post to this site anymore to save you all the grief i cause. I guess it was my feeling the RTFM comment was very inappropriate in a forum full of experts and those wishing to be experts. So i have learned my lesson. Thanks for the awesome mentoring in the past.
Me thinks that sometimes folks get the wrong impression from RTFM. Mark didn't just blow the OP off with "RTFM". Included was which manual to read, and which parameters for the command would be of most interest. The responsibility of the person asking the question is to do a little research (read the fine manual) and experiment with the command until he learns how to use it. This is a common internet protocol of long standing, and just plain common sense. http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html It's quite obvious that the OP didn't yet know how to use exp/imp, and has a pressing need to use it for a real database. I don't know about everyone else, but when I face something new (or forgotten) it's time to break out the manual, and experiment a bit until I understand how to make use of whatever feature I am hoping to use. The vague paragraph in the first post did not exhibit the qualities of a well thought out (and researched) plea for help. Taking your ball and going home is probably not the best response for you, or for others on this list. Everyone has something to contribute. -- Jared Still Certifiable Oracle DBA and Part Time Perl Evangelist