Re[2]: An Oracle Utilities Pocket Reference?

So many keep asking for a SQL syntax quick-ref. Will all
that syntax fit into a pocket book? I'll have to take
another look at the feasibility of doing such a thing.

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Friday, June 25, 2004, 2:18:19 PM, DENNIS WILLIAMS (DWILLIAMS@xxxxxxxxxxxxx) 
wrote:
DW> Chris
DW>    My thoughts exactly on the 7.3 SQL Manual. Jonathan does publish a
DW> generic SQL manual. Perhaps someone can comment whether they've retired
DW> their 7.3 SQL manual in favor of that.

DW> Dennis Williams
DW> DBA
DW> Lifetouch, Inc.
DW> dwilliams@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
DW> I said it "looked" clear - Riddick


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DW> My biggest gripe with the Pocket References is that you have to break
DW> the binding to get the dang thing to lay down and not close up on you.
DW> Perhaps a spiral binding would work better.  

DW> Oracle Utils pocket reference would be good.  But most of my fellow
DW> DBAs, and I, miss the old Oracle 7.3 quick SQL reference guide.  Most of
DW> the time we know the command, but just cant remember the exact syntax.

DW> -----Original Message-----
DW> From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
DW> [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Jonathan Gennick
DW> Sent: Friday, June 25, 2004 11:25 AM
DW> To: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
DW> Subject: An Oracle Utilities Pocket Reference?


DW> Some of you may know that I work I work for O'Reilly Media,
DW> editing some of their Oracle titles. We've been batting
DW> around the idea of publishing an Oracle Utilities Pocket
DW> Reference. On the one hand, a small, concise book to remind
DW> one of the syntax for such utilities as oradebug, expdp,
DW> imp, sqlldr, orapwd, tkprof, and so forth seems like a
DW> useful thing. On the other hand, many of these utilities
DW> come with online help. For example, you can issue "exp
DW> help=y" to get a quick summary of export options. Maybe a
DW> pocket reference would not add enough additional value to be
DW> worth its price.

DW> So I'd like to put the question to all of you, would a
DW> utilities pocket reference be useful? Is it something you
DW> would be likely to buy and use? If you could have any pocket
DW> reference (or I guess any book for that matter) you wanted
DW> to make your DBA job easier, what would that be?

DW> Best regards,

DW> Jonathan Gennick --- Brighten the corner where you are
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