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    Default Pull up / pull out

    Hi, what should be used for orders, transactions, etc.?

    I can't pull up / pull out the transaction from our database.

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Pull up / pull out

    Quote Originally Posted by paochai01 View Post
    Hi, what should be used for orders, transactions, etc.?

    I can't pull up / pull out the transaction from our database.

    Thanks!
    I'd use 'pull up' when it's a computer.

    'pull out' seems to be more for physical things, as in,

    I can't pull out your file now because the file cabinet is locked and I have no key.

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    Default Re: Pull up / pull out

    Quote Originally Posted by paochai01 View Post
    Hi, what should be used for orders, transactions, etc.?

    I can't pull up / pull out the transaction from our database.

    Thanks!
    Of the two, 'pull out' is better, I think that 'access' or 'extract' are better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Of the two, 'pull out' is better, I think that 'access' or 'extract' are better.
    Honestly, I find either phrasal verb quite inappropriate. Unfortunately, they have been using 'pull up' which doesn't sound good neither to me nor to the context. Thanks again, bhaisahab!

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    Default Re: Pull up / pull out

    Quote Originally Posted by riverkid View Post
    I'd use 'pull up' when it's a computer.

    'pull out' seems to be more for physical things, as in,

    I can't pull out your file now because the file cabinet is locked and I have no key.
    So 'pull up' is logical in some way?

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    Default Re: Pull up / pull out

    Or technically speaking, you retrieve files/data from your database.

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    Default Re: Pull up / pull out

    Quote Originally Posted by paochai01 View Post
    So 'pull up' is logical in some way?
    It's perfectly logical, if it's used in that fashion, Paochai and that's how it's used.

    Results 1 - 10 of about 4,040 English pages for "pull up the information".

    That particular usage may not be how it's used for every dialect/area of English.

    Results 1 - 10 of about 1,660 English pages for "pull out your file".
    Last edited by riverkid; 11-Jun-2008 at 23:13.

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    Default Re: Pull up / pull out

    Absolutely - on the computer, we say "I'm pulling up that file now" or "Give me just a second to pull up your record."

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    Thanks very much Barb_D and riverkid! And and nefertiti!!

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    Default Re: Pull up / pull out

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Of the two, 'pull out' is better, I think that 'access' or 'extract' are better.
    and thanks too bhaisahab!

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