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From jstrunk <jstr...@stny.rr.com>
Subject Re: Free DBMS that supports DataTypes STRUCT, REF, and DISTINCT
Date Fri, 09 Oct 2009 19:04:59 GMT

I just spent 5 or 6 hours trying to install PostgreSQL on Windows Vista
Business and wasnt able to get it to work. The documentation is pretty Unix
oriented and not very logical. It starts out telling you to enter "$
createdb mydb", without telling you what to enter it in, or whether/how to
start the server, etc.

I found answers to some of my problems in various forums but they were
written by hackers for hackers. I couldnt understand them. Do you know of
any procedure for installing PostgreSQL on Vista written for a layman? I am
used to getting vague and slightly erroneous procedures to work, but this is
beyond my limits.

Rick Hillegas-2 wrote:
> jstrunk wrote:
>> Is there a free DBMS that supports DataTypes STRUCT, REF, and DISTINCT so
>> I
>> can complete the exercises in the JDBC Tutorial? I have MySQL and Derby
>> and
>> neither one supports them.
>> Thanks.
> Postgres supports Array types and Composite types. The latter are 
> created by a CREATE TYPE statement--I believe that they correspond to 
> ANSI/ISO structured types, which should mean that they are JDBC STRUCT 
> types.
> Hope this helps,
> -Rick

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