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Specific Port in Connection String to SQL

When creating a project that will use SQL Server as the back end, the default port used is 1433. You need to have your firewall and router forwarding incoming requests on that port. However, if you need to use a … Continue reading

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Access linked to SQL

Be sure to set a default value for bit fields in SQL. Access does not like it when you do not. Access will place a default value into the fields if they do not have one and as a result, … Continue reading

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64 Bit

Be aware that 64 bit operating systems along with 64 bit MS Access could spell trouble for your code. It will spell trouble for any libraries that you may hav e obtained along the way. There is a nearly total … Continue reading

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Improve Db Performance in a Network Environ

Installing the following code into the first form that opens in a database will increase the database performance in a network environment, especially with Windows 7. Option Compare Database  Public Function PrintISAMStats()     ‘ Print the values returned by … Continue reading

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Likesearches in large SQL tables

I’ve had several clients now that have requested a stored procedure that will return records based on key words entered by a user. There can be one or many key words and all have to match in order to match … Continue reading

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SQL Server and Visual Basic

Remember when casting values that there are some cases where a null value will result in an error and no conversion. Check your properties for your variables in VB and you fields in SQL.

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SQL or Access Adding Records

Suggestions on how to let users enter new data into SQL or even Access. 1) Build them a real data-entry app (could be web-based, but doesn’t have to be) that will check all the inputs before submitting the data to … Continue reading

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Referencing values on subforms

Remember the syntax for the way to recall information from a subform to a form is [subFormName].[Form]![FieldName]

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VPN

Take advantage of free resources to create a VPN for remote access. LogMeIn is one such resource. Use it to create a VPN between your base location and any remote users you might have. That way you can remote into … Continue reading

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Security

The first and most important step in creating a security process is to establish and maintain a solid backup process for ALL files! Whether they are only in Access or in Access and SQL Server.

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