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    Re: WHat's up with VB6 and hex numbers ?

    That's what the MSDN link I talks about.
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    Re: WHat's up with VB6 and hex numbers ?

    Google is your friend: vb6 hex number declaration

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/s9cz43ek.aspx

    this sentence is key:
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    Re: Comments invited (primary keys)

    Certainly off topic - but since it was mentioned...

    I do 100% of my business logic in SPROCS. Payroll calculations, Pension calculations, scheduling students into classes. Matter of fact most of...
  4. Thread: Post Race!

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    Re: Post Race!

    I lived in NYC until I was 10 - the bus was how you got everywhere. If you wanted to take the subway you took the bus to the subway.

    When I travel into Manhattan now I would take a bus over the...
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    Re: Comments invited (primary keys)

    That is basically correct. My two prior versions of this app - and the one being replaced right now - focused on the business need of POSTING the contribution receipt to the membership. Accounting...
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    Re: Comments invited (primary keys)

    We could have interest come back from collections that has to be applied to the entire annuity fund, for instance. Income without a company as odd as that seems. It's going to hit the books because...
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    Re: Comments invited (primary keys)

    I always let the business use drive the data - so that would basically be a question to the users.

    I am currently working on an Accounts Receivable / Contribution posting system. We decided to...
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    Re: Comments invited (primary keys)

    Back to post 82 - this one here...

    Why is idCustomer in both tblPayments and tblOrders - aren't payments ALWAYS a child record to an ORDER? Or do you have PAYMENTS come in without an ORDER ever...
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    Re: Comments invited (primary keys)

    No...
  10. Re: Vertical scroll bars not appearing

    I added a DIV around this area - and gave it a special CLASS NAME - acs-scroll-bars

    <div class="acs-edit-full">
    <div class="acs-div-p acs-input-padding" style="overflow:auto">
    <div...
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    It's built at runtime with AJAX calls - how can I cut out it out and put it up on cssdesk?
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    Actually - this might be a better question.

    How can I detect when the content I am putting into an item has made it too big for the container?
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    If I bring down the browser window and bring it back up to max window size then scroll bars appear.

    What is up with that?

    Firefox...
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    And this function is involved in re-sizing...


    function resizeStuff() {
    resetWindowSize();

    var wesPE = [];
    var wesPW = [];
    var intHeight = 0;
    var intWidth = 0;
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    Here's the HTML


    <div class="acs-edit-full">
    <div class="acs-div-p acs-input-padding" style="overflow:auto">
    <table>
    <tr><td style="width: 300px; font-weight:...
  16. [RESOLVED] Vertical scroll bars not appearing

    I've got this markup - lots of it built during runtime with AJAX calls and jQuery dom modifications.

    I am having a hard time getting a scroll bar to appear on the right for the DIV or the...
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    Re: Comments invited (primary keys)

    Most of my tables have just a single key.

    It's either an IDENTITY value or a compound key.

    I sometimes cluster - only rarely.

    I also sometimes show a surrogate key to my users - there are...
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    Re: kevininstructor

    The MSDN subscription is over the top - isn't it? You need a full time assistant to download and organize all you get.
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    Re: kevininstructor

    I still have my MS Zen Garden on my desk...

    And some nice t-shirts that still hold together...
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    Re: [RESOLVED] Check box bad behavior

    Yeah - I've read about that as I just learned the purpose of a LABEL around a CHECKBOX. I don't really have to deal with these issues - although I probably should.

    I just happened to use a label...
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    Re: Check box bad behavior

    Made the outer container a DIV - fixed the problem. Marking this resolved!
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    Re: Check box bad behavior

    I think it is because these checkboxes are in a label - seems you can only have one checkbox in a label.
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    [RESOLVED] Check box bad behavior

    I've got a series of check box I drop into the DOM with jQuery - they come from a database call.

    When I check them on the screen the "top checkbox" keeps toggling as I click checkboxes below. ...
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    Re: Comments invited (primary keys)

    I was a bit in jest...

    Although I must say that if I look back on attempts to be "future-looking" in design I find that most of the time the changes that came down were still outside the scope of...
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    Re: Comments invited (primary keys)

    @olaf - I have to say I did not read your entire post...

    I see the change to ISBN-13 to be a billable item on the software trail. Not something that makes me change my ideas on what should or...
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    Challenges of legacy data

    [just-venting]

    I've been working on converting an old FoxPro system - in use for decades - into MS SQL.

    So I'm struggling to figure out how the establishment and complaint tables relate - lots...
  27. Thread: Post Race!

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    Re: Post Race!

    The door was closed. Now joy is on the floor.
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    Re: Comments invited (primary keys)

    I came at this thread from a reality standpoint - what I do and why it works.

    In a way I find it amusing that database use has turned from art into what almost appears to be some strict religion...
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    Re: Immediate issue at client site

    fwiw - the service would not respond to a STOP request. The tech at the site had to reboot the server itself. Database seems to be up and running normal again...

    SQL Server logs shows an error...
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    Immediate issue at client site

    I've got a client with MS SQL 2005 - service will not respond this morning.

    I can get on the server with RDP - and I cannot get into SSMS from there.

    Tech at the site says that SqlServr.exe has...
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    Re: Comments invited (primary keys)

    What is this that you said here?

    Isn't that you suggesting that all fields get compounded into a primary key?

    Do you think that the purpose of a primary key is to:

    1) prevent duplication

    ...
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    Re: Comments invited (primary keys)

    Silly me thought we were throwing ideas against a wall to see which stuck the longest and that the OP started with a totally absurd one to start the ball rolling :eek:

    Apparently it was a genuine...
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    Re: Comments invited (primary keys)

    Was this thread meant to be a debate between this "all fields are in a primary key" idea of yours vs. Schmidt?

    This is getting boring...
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    Re: Comments invited (primary keys)

    I was pointing out to others that if they thought an identity was going to be gapless then that would not be the case. GAPS are normal - and also can occur for odd reasons like power failures. That...
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    Re: Comments invited (primary keys)

    Why are you so confrontational? Indexes get you that worked up??

    http://www.vbforums.com/showthread.php?755227-Interesting-problem-with-identity-columns
    ...
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    Re: Comments invited (primary keys)

    As a down side to identity fields in MS SQL. Since the values are cached by the engine for quick pickup, they can be lost in a power failure. This led to quite the search for a red herring here at...
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    Re: Comments invited (primary keys)

    After the beating the clustered index was getting I was afraid to even mention a covering index!

    I believe I've only ever created one of these types of indexes in the past 15 years. All we needed...
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    Re: Will Microsoft carry you over the Threshold?

    I just installed on the Android device OneDrive (the partially renamed SkyDrive product)...

    And MS loves me so much for setting that as the backup location for my phones photo's that I've "earned...
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    Re: Will Microsoft carry you over the Threshold?

    I'm seriously considering using SkyDrive to keep development files current to both my office workstation and my travel Surface Pro 2.

    In the past I always developed on a monster mobile workstation...
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    Re: Comments invited (primary keys)

    I gave examples from successful commercial projects. I'm sharing intellectual property with anyone who is interested.

    And I also keep saying I'm not married to any particular method - just...
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