Top Ten Things To Do Before You Visit The DBA

1. Try to Figure It Out Yourself, Please
2. RTFM
3. Figure out what you are going to say to him/her
4. Be sure it is the truth!
5. Don’t assume you (or your code) are innocent
6. Have a drink (coffee?)
7. Bring the DBA a drink (your choice!)
8. Never say “But IBM (or Oracle or Microsoft or…) said it should work this way.”
9. Never say “But it worked that way yesterday!”
10. Always say “Thank you.”

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About craig@craigsmullins.com

I'm a strategist, researcher, and consultant with nearly three decades of experience in all facets of database systems development.
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12 Responses to Top Ten Things To Do Before You Visit The DBA

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  5. And as we all know, #2 RTFM stands for Read The (Friendly) Manual… or maybe Research To Find More…

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