At 03:46 PM 10/6/2003, James Wampler wrote: >I have recently taken a new job and the company I will be working for uses >Oracle for the Database servers. I start in two weeks, so I wopuld like >to get a leg up before I get there. I have been working in MySQL and >Microsoft SQL Server for the last three years, so I am curious, how >difficult is picking up Oracle going to be? Also, can someone direct me >to some good resources online or books for learning PL/SQL syntax. Does >Oracle have something like MSDE or is there an open source DBMS that uses >PL/SQL syntax. I think you can download a windows stand alone version of Oracle (Access Like in size) for testing and development purposes via the oracle site. At least you used to be able to. -- Anthony Baratta President Keyboard Jockeys "Conformity is the refuge of the unimaginative."