MySQL Oracle equivalents

The title of this article implies something rather odd and upcoming considering that Sun Microsystems bought MySQL and Oracle bought Sun. But in fact, this is just a quick list of some regular commands in MySQL that I need in Oracle:

ObjectiveMySQLOracle
- See if a table existsSHOW TABLESSelect table_name from sys.dba_tables
- Return a specific number of rowsSELECT * FROM table1 LIMIT 0, 10 SELECT * FROM table1 WHERE ROWNUM<=10 (didnt work for me in Oracle 10g)
- Quick if-then-else ELT(N,str1,str2,str3,...) decode( expression , compare_value, return_value, [,compare, return_value] ... [,default_return_value] )
- Seconds since Unix began SELECT UNIX_TIMESTAMP(); FLOOR ( ( SYSDATE - TO_DATE('01-JAN-1970 00:00:00','DD-MON-YYYY HH24:MI:SS') ) * (24*60*60) )
- Replace a table row REPLACE INTO table1 (col1, col2, ...) VALUES ('value1', 'value2', ...) MERGE INTO table1 USING <table_view_or_query> ON (<condition>) WHEN MATCHED THEN <update_clause> DELETE <where_clause> WHEN NOT MATCHED THEN <insert_clause>
- Delete a table if it exists DROP TABLE IF EXISTS `table1` DECLARE v_count NUMBER :=0; BEGIN SELECT COUNT(*) INTO v_count FROM all_tables WHERE table_name='Drop_Me' AND owner='Me'; IF v_count = 1 THEN EXECUTE IMMEDIATE 'DROP TABLE Me.Drop_Me'; END IF; END; Read more: How to Drop a Database Table Only If It Already Exists | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_4738206_database-table-only-already-exists.html#ixzz10jXVxmgv


Assuming "table1" is a table randomly selected.

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