what are they? I have not used a case-sensitive Oracle database and once I heard someone said that it is dumb to make your database case-sensitive. But I don't really know why.
I'm not sure what you mean by case sensitive database. I assume you are talking about table and column names??
Oracle allows case sensitive table/column names. During creation simply surround the table/column name with double quotes:
CREATE TABLE "MyTable"
The most annoying thing about this is that you constantly have to get the case correct and use quotes in SQL:
WHERE "Id" = 10;
I don't know about you but this really gets on my nerves. I would suggest that this is the reason most people suggest no using case sensitive names.
It's definitely annoying. That's why it's dump to make all those upper and lower cases in the data creation.
Querying is a real pain in those cases.
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Kind of a pro for this...
I can think of one pro for a case-sensitive database schema. Most users won't know to use " " in queries, so it's a type of security. Also some third-party programs don't put the double quotes in their scripts so they won't pull data from a table.
Not much of a pro, but it's one. I have a database that is case sensitive and it's a real pain to work with. You have to go through the front end app to do anything and the front end is not very friendly, so when I have to work directly within the database it takes a bit more effort.
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