Reader Feedback and Insights: One-Row Table Still Needed
December 6, 2002 Timothy Prickett Morgan
In the article, “Overlooking the Obvious,” which published in the November 8 issue of Midrange Guru, you asked the question, “does anybody have a use for a one-row, one-column table?”
I’ll still need one for the near future.
- I don’t have a C compiler or interactive SQL, so I’m stuck without variables.
- I run a lot of test scripts initially in Operations Navigator (cwbundbs), and it’s handy for testing the duration of things:
select 'start',now() from onerec; update some long thing with a few statements; select 'end',now() from onerec;
ONEREC is my one-row table. I