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Splitting a Database to Improve Efficiency

Standard Microsoft Access database interfaces are originally designed to be all encompassing within one file.  This file holds all the tables (data), queries, forms, reports, modules and macros.  This model works very well for small databases that are only going … Continue reading

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Using a subtable for criteria to a main table report

Here’s the scenario: You have 2 related tables:  Projects and Machinery.  You wish to see a listing of projects where the location of the Machinery is in China.  Yet there are multiple machinery items in multiple locations for Projects, and … Continue reading

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Sending list box results to a temporary table for reporting

Situation:  You’ve got a list box of surgeons.  You want to run a report and as a criteria to the report, you want to filter by the surgeons selected in the list box.  How do you do this? Here’s the … Continue reading

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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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