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    Re: The Who Hits 50 Tour

    Yeah, they've done a few of them. Almost as many as the Stones.
  2. Re: [RESOLVED] How can I automatically run my data file with a parameter?

    Which one? I'm not sure what you're referring to.
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    Re: The Who Hits 50 Tour

    Who?

    I'd love to see them but I imagine the tickets are costing a bomb.
  4. Re: Results of the annual StackOverflow developer survey

    List<string> paramsSelected = new List<string>((IEnumerable<string>)e.Argument);

    Depending on the context you could probably just do:-

    List<string> paramsSelected = e.Argument.ToList();
    ...
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    Re: Best way to....

    Don't worry, CTEs and Views are easy:bigyello:

    A CTE (Common Table Expression) is basically an in memory table you define at the beginning of a query. You can then select from it exactly as if it...
  6. jsTree - can I load data from the viewbag?

    Hi All

    I'm just trying out the jsTree for the first time and like what I'm seeing. I've got it loading and formatting as I want and have it loading it's data using an ajax query to a method in my...
  7. Thread: Post Race!

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    Re: Post Race!

    At the risk of upsetting DD by reintroducing politics back into post race I'll explain. Through the 60s the UK used to run two kinds of schools, Grammars and Secondary Moderns. The idea was that...
  8. Re: Results of the annual StackOverflow developer survey

    I lolled
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    Re: Duplicating a database table

    ^ that +1.

    The only thing I'd add is that you said you wanted to record the time they checked in, in which case the AttendanceDate column should be a DateTime rather than just a Date.
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    I've seen a few people complain about the case sensitivity of C# but I actually prefer it. Maybe it's just my OCD but to me Ocd is not the same as ocd and I find myself using that distinction in my...
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    Re: Best way to....

    I think that's probably what's confused us. When you mention multiple table most of us will assume that you're talking about related tables. You're not. You're talking about unrelated tables that...
  12. Thread: Post Race!

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    Re: Post Race!

    Don't get me wrong, I'm a confirmed lefty and was only being focetious. Actually, I'm a lib dem supporter as I see them as left but moderate which pretty much describes my own politics. Apparently...
  13. Thread: Post Race!

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    Re: Post Race!

    I reckon we're only one labour government away from not being allowed to recruit on basis of competence. Mind you, that labour government is looking at least 10 years off right now.

    I think the...
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    Re: Duplicating a database table

    I'm not sure where you go the idea that I'd overwrite data from:confused: I never mentioned that. As TG said, this is all about creating new records for each attendance, not overwriting existing...
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    Re: Duplicating a database table

    What you're describing is a pretty standard time logging system. I've seen two basic strategies.

    1. Have a table keyed by StudentID and Date with a Time In and Time Out field. You create a...
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    Re: Best way to....

    Are you saying that you have four tables, each with the same (or similar) fields and you want to display the relevant data from all of them? In which case I'd suggest building a unioned dataset of...
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    Re: Syntax manipulation

    Thread moved to VB section. You're likely to get more responses here.
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    Re: GROUP by with a split string...

    My inner pedant needs to point out that there's a slight innacuracy in JM's statement. You can also group by the result of functions but they have to be functions the database understands. You...
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    Re: connect with SQL server 2008 ?

    You shold be able to use this format:-

    Server=myServerAddress;Database=myDataBase;User Id=myUsername;
    Password=myPassword;

    Just substitute in the apropriate values.

    By the way, you probably...
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    Re: Mayweather vs Pacquiao

    Hmmmm, mud wrestling without a purpose. Sounds good.

    If it helps folks picture hurling, think La Cross but waaaaay more violent. When it comes to bringing mindless violence to sports the Irish...
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    Re: Mayweather vs Pacquiao

    Wow, that was some hit. Legit tackle, though.
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    Re: Suggestions

    Web or desktop aside (I agree Web is probably better but I don't see desktop as an obstacle)...

    Then why don't you? It's not the web or desktop decision that's going to complicate your life, its...
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    VS 2013 Re: Preventing SQL injection

    The "stock" way of preventing it is to use parameters as DD linked to in post 4, however there are some situations where a parameter cannot be used, e.g. to substitute a table or column name. I'm...
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    Re: rount to top + money quetion.

    If you don't care about the formatting the RoundUp function will do it:-

    Select RoundUp(4.71, 1)
    ...will give you 4.8.

    If you wat the trailing zero then cast the above to a varchar and add the...
  25. Re: Results of the annual StackOverflow developer survey

    You know a professional apple:confused:

    Sounds like a plum job.
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    VS 2010 Re: New to multithreading - help required

    Here's a tutorial Pradeep wrote in VB. It should be a lot easier to follow than my C# example.
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    VS 2010 Re: New to multithreading - help required

    I don't have a VB example to hand but here's some code I've cribbed from a C#. Hopefully it'll point you in the right direction.

    Create a "thread class" to do the work. This will need to inherit...
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    VS 2010 Re: New to multithreading - help required

    I'm not a great multi-threader but the way I've seen this done is to wrap your modules into "thread classes". the thread classes expose events "progress" events which are fired each time a thread...
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    Re: ListBox Kill Process

    That occurred to me too, particularly on the last screenshot which reminds me strongly of those sort of products. I had a look at duke2go's previous threads and they seemed innocent enough, though,...
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    VS 2010 Re: Space Key

    How are you actually checking for the space? The chances are you're doing something wrong but we can't know what without seeing your code.
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    Re: ListBox Kill Process

    The code Kebo gave you in post 7 is correct. If it produced an error it's because you've used it incorrectly. Unfortunately we can't tell you what it is that you did wrong because you haven't shown...
  32. Re: Researchers develop a troll-hunting algorithm

    Please lets not.

    Because every activity a troll engages in is designed to make everyone else care. That's pretty much the definition of trolling. If nobody cares then the troll is failing.
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    Re: Appendicitis sucks

    Glad to hear you're OK, TG. A friend of mine had his appendix burst last year and was in all sorts of pain. It's nasty little blighter
  34. Re: VB6 to VB.NET Progammer Assistance Needed

    I've moved this to the Open Positions forum because I feel that's the best home for it.

    What you're describing doesn't sound all that complicated to me. It's a fairly simple database application...
  35. Thread: Scots

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    Re: Scots

    "I really like your Queen Elizabeth!"
    They wouldn't be offended at that. She's the queen of Scotland and, on the whole, they're extremely proud of her. Scotland's probably a lot more Royalist than...
  36. Re: SQL slow to connect after sitting for a bit

    You shouldn't need to hold the connection open. Connection Pooling will handle that for you.

    I think the RDLC is more likely to be the problem as it's served by IIS. I don't understand the exact...
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    VS 2013 Re: Shutdown system super fast?

    I'm inclined to agree. If there is an answer to this it's not one I know and not one I want to.

    IssueX, we have no way of knowing if your motives are benign or not but we can pretty much...
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    Re: SQL stored procedure question

    It's certainly possible. You'd just pas the statement in as a parameter (I'd suggest a VarChar(Max)) and execute it as dynamic sql using sp_ExceuteSQL.

    I agree with Si, though. This has no...
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    VS 2013 Re: Shutdown system super fast?

    You can't. It's running inside the Operating System and is therefore constrained by the operating system. The operating system is deliberately designed to carry out a variety of clean up functions...
  40. Re: How to bind ComboBox to 3 tables with foreign key relationships

    Ah, you didn't mention records before. What are these records? Using your forum thread analogy, would they be posts?

    I think I'm starting to understand the structure. Does this sound right?:-...
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