Re: Re: another failed attempt at database independence

  • From: kathy duret <katpopins21@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 10 May 2008 19:23:32 -0700 (PDT)

Here is the latest pearl of wisdom
  They want us to put in our Vendors in capitals and Employes in mixed case
  so we can tell them apart.
  After I stopped laughing, I said we had these new things in the database 
called descriptions and flags and then went on to say... I often mixed up 
Briggs and Stratton for two employees that work for our company.
  After I saw they weren't laughing... I did explain why you want your vendors 
in mixed cases for reports.
  It just keeps getting better and better.  I think I could supply Dilbert with 
about a year's worth of material from just this last two weeks along.

Robert Freeman <robertgfreeman@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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  ----- Original Message ----
From: Jared Still <jkstill@xxxxxxxxx>
To: katpopins21@xxxxxxxxx
Cc: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Thursday, May 8, 2008 10:54:01 AM
Subject: Re: Re: another failed attempt at database independence

---------- Forwarded message ----------
    From: kathy duret <katpopins21@xxxxxxxxx>
To: wbfergus@xxxxxxxxx
Date: Wed, 7 May 2008 18:00:00 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Re: another failed attempt at database independence
  Not just the government.  
  We had EBS "expert" tell management we had to install mailx to send email and 
attachments that 12i couldn't do it.  I spent alot of time fixing Workflow and 
getting the email to work for our "expert implementators" then document the 
process for our "experts"
  Don't get me wrong, there are alot of good people out there.
  I blame management or decision makers for not checking their facts and living 
by buzzwords.


I had to do the same thing a few months ago.

Consultants could not get the workflow mailer to work.

I located the ML document with instructions to set it up, the doc is very well 
written and the 
procedure is pretty simple.

When working through the doc, it became apparent why the mailer didn't work.

The consultants had typed in the example input, word for word!

Things like  domain name:  ""

I kid you not.

Needless to say, 10 minutes later it was all working.

Jared Still
Certifiable Oracle DBA and Part Time Perl Evangelist

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