1.    26 Jun 2017 #1

    Beware Court cases pending importing data into EXCEL etc.


    Hi folks.

    just a little warning about how GREEDY some companies are getting now.

    Say you import data from an ORACLE database into EXCEL or ms SQL type db - then Oracle is now running COURT CASES saying that as you are using OUR DATA you have to pay to import into say EXCEL.

    If a lot more firms do this it could end up costing everybody BILLIONS- The fact that you (or your company) has paid for an ORACLE License seems to indicate now that any data you store on the DB is actually now not yours but belongs to ORACLE.

    Is there no end to this totally unnecessary corporate greed -- Oracle make enough money as it is.

    What about say data imported into SAP (one of the largest companies on the planet) and then extracted into EXCEL etc for reports etc --that will cost companies billions - and probably wreck the entire market.

    I thought licensing by SEAT was insidious - this goes a who;e lot further.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  2.    26 Jun 2017 #2
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    Where did you hear about that?

    Oracle have steps to extract to excel in their documentation and don't mention it...

    How Do I Export a Report to Microsoft Excel? - Release 11.1.6

    p.s. I'm not sure they really do make enough money or they wouldn't bundle crapware with java downloads making themselves look decidedly unprofessional...
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  3.    27 Jun 2017 #3
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    Oracle doesn't own anyone's data.
    Either Oracle lawyers are taking acid, or else someone has mis-read the news.
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