Nancy Barber (nlbarber) wrote,
Nancy Barber
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Database testing

It took us until Thursday at the end of the day, but the water-use test team managed to crash Ingres and bring the entire testing to a halt. Yes! 'Twasn't me personally, though. Someone tried a retrieval by picking all the counties in Virginia (of which there are many, though other states have even more) instead of just choosing to select on the state code. The query was longer than Ingres could handle, and it did not fail gracefully. <g>

The water-use group is always somewhat separate--it's the newest of the databases, water use is not a big project in most states, and the rest of USGS often doesn't know much about what we do. Being at these tests is actually a good way to mingle with the other areas (ground water, surface water, and water quality), though crashing Ingres is perhaps not the best way to have people become aware of you...
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