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Discussion on: What's the worst code you've ever written?

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Tobias Krause

A SQL script that deletes all tables, views, everything.
Executed by mistake (my first days at work).
My mates pranked me.

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jrothlander • Edited on

I remember do something similar in UNIX scripting where you delete all the files on a system. The way you figure out who did it was that the only remaining account left on the system was theirs, as you cannot delete your own account. That was always fun. Even more fun when one of the backups failed.

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Ben Halpern

Wait so they pranked you into writing the script and executing? Can you expand on the story?

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Tobias Krause

Well I was a trainee (German system) and it was my first month or so. My trainer just wanted to show me some cool stuff on a dummy database. Sadly though the DB software was still connected to the main db. So yeah I deleted main. Of course our admins had backups but still ... Yikes