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Re: PostgreSQL Guide for Oracle Users?

From: "Sean Davis" <sdavis2(at)mail(dot)nih(dot)gov>
To: "S S" <dbapg8(at)yahoo(dot)com>, <pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: PostgreSQL Guide for Oracle Users?
Date: 2005-04-18 15:39:21
Message-ID: 001d01c5442c$ca420020$5179f345@WATSON (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "S S" <dbapg8(at)yahoo(dot)com>
To: <pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Sent: Monday, April 18, 2005 11:11 AM
Subject: [NOVICE] PostgreSQL Guide for Oracle Users?

> I have been using Oracle for years, but have just
> started with PostgreSQL.  I've downloaded & installed
> the software (v8.0.2), and I'm slowing reading my way
> through the manual.
> Is there any sort of documentation, or a FAQ, or
> tips/tricks, or just anything that shows differences
> between Oracle and PostgreSQL?  Either from a DBA or
> from a programmer point of view?
> Is there something somewhere that will help people
> familiar with Oracle learn what to do (and also what
> not to do) in PostgreSQL?  For example, it appears
> that a transaction in PostgreSQL must start with the
> BEGIN keyword, whereas Oracle implicitly begins a
> transaction with the first SQL statement issued when
> you log into the database.
> Is there anyplace to look for any sort of "PostgreSQL
> Guide for the Oracle User"?
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