View Poll Results: How many years of Database Experience do you have?

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  • noob

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  • 1-2 years

    2 5.71%
  • 2-3 years

    2 5.71%
  • 3-5 years

    6 17.14%
  • Over 5 years

    17 48.57%
  • Since Dinosaurs roamed the Earth

    8 22.86%
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Thread: How many years

  1. #1
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    Question Unanswered: How many years

    Of database experience do you have?

    And what are they?
    Brett
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    The physical order of data in a database has no meaning.

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    approximately 30

    IDMS, DB2, SQL Server, Access, Oracle, MySQL
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    approximately 8

    Oracle, Sybase, Sql Server, Access, MySql

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    I've lost count, but I think it is 8.

    Informix SE - 1 year,
    Oracle - 4 years
    Sybase - 2 years
    SQL Server from 6.5 - SQL 2005 - Since 1997

    I still read half these posts and say, "I am such a danged noob."

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    5+ Years ...Excel ... Access ... Oracle ... SQL Server
    Get yourself a copy of the The Holy Book

    order has no physical Brett in The meaning of a Kaiser . -database data

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enigma
    5+ Years ...Excel ... Access ... Oracle ... SQL Server
    I didn't realize Excel counted ;-)

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    It doesn't.

    10+ years. SQL Server/Access/Oracle/Sybase.
    If it's not practically useful, then it's practically useless.

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    I've been working with databases since the late 1970s.

    Everything from CMS to SQL Server 2000, with bunches of MUMPS, Clipper, HP IMAGE 3000, Jet (the engine behing Microsoft Access), Paradox, different C and UCSD systems, etc, etc, and so forth. I've used almost every microcomputer database engine that I've ever heard of, and many of them on a professional basis.

    -PatP

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    Do you mean to say Excel isn't a database . I have had many managers who thought so
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    I guess I should have said Database Management Systems

    http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/D/database.html

    I guess a database could be anything.

    I left Relational outm because then that would invalidate IDMS as well....

    Ever have to fix pointers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enigma
    Do you mean to say Excel isn't a database . I have had many managers who thought so
    I've had managers who thought they were managers, but weren't any more managerial than a spreadsheet is relational.
    If it's not practically useful, then it's practically useless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett Kaiser
    Ever have to fix pointers?
    nope, i would always delegate scutwork to the DBA
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    6+ with SQL server, Access, Oracle, Foxpro, DBase, Flat Files, MySQL

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmitGeorge
    6+ with SQL server, Access, Oracle, Foxpro, DBase, Flat Files, MySQL

    Hey, thanks for playing along.

    And you blind dude, from the def I posted, a "data base" seems to be just about anything...like flat files...

    So I should include QSAM, VSAM, and BDAM...no kidding

    IDMS for example is non relational...it's hierarchacal, but it is a Database Management System.

    I guess Notepad would be considered a DBMS for a text file.
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    6 years SQL Server (6.5, 7, 2000)
    1 year Oracle (8, 9, 10)
    6 months DBase (III, IV?)
    Access here and there (2.0, 97, 2000, 2003)
    Have you hugged your backup today?

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