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Jun 21, 2001

any disadvanges using user defined functions calling from stored procedures??

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Oct 4, 2004

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any help is appreciated

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Apr 7, 2004

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Nov 19, 2003

Dear SQL...

I'm about to use uniqueidentifier and NEWID() for my new DB,

The DB may grow wild and I want to super safely create connections between tables,
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If U had some BAD experience with this or if U have any tips I can use please let me know


Should I take any special steps when using index on it ?

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Feb 13, 2008

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What are the advantages/disadvantages.
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Thanks for your response

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After all, it is still a single disk.


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May 1, 2007

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Jul 20, 2005

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Jan 19, 2007

Dear Sirs and Madams,

it's quite hard to find informations about OLAP mining I think. So I have some questions to you:

What advantages do I have by using Olap Mining instead of "normal" mining (relational databases)?
Is it just faster or are there other advantages?

What are the disadvantages? The data can be overaggregated (no detailled results), can not? Are there other disadvantages?

What problem do I have to face?

Whats going on with empty cells?

Thank you very much in advance and have a nice weekend.


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May 26, 2006

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Feb 22, 2007

Guys I need help with sql server 2005 syntax
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Mar 25, 2006

WIthin SQL Server 2005, there are functions.  This feature is new to me and I haven't found anyone that has written their own fucntions?  I'm wondering if functions are written the same as stored procedures, and can a function be called from a stored procedure or even from within a query.

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Jun 3, 2008


I have created a function that returns a comma seperated list of product id's from a table. I need to call this function from a stored procedure to help filter my product results, something like the following:

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Can anyone shed some light on how I can call the function, feeding through the product ID from the row of the select statement I am trying to execute (if this makes sense).

Any help would be great.


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Aug 25, 2005

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Aug 12, 2005

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Aug 10, 2007


I've created a function that performs modulo. I understand that SQL server 2000 / 2005 uses % for modulo, but we have an application that was written for Oracle. Oracle has a mod(dividend, divisor) function.

As to not rewite the queries, I would like to implement the function below:

the function executes properly but I must prefix it with the dbo schema.

Net: I can execute --- select dbo.mod(9,2) and it returns a 1 just like it should.

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If I can execute select mod(9,2) then I won't need to re-write any queries.

Also, on SQL 2005, I have tried to adjust the default shema, and the execute as clause, but neither helped my cause.

I'm going to try building the function in the CLR, but I think I will be faced with the same problem.

Can someone point me in the right direction?



create function mod
@dividend int,
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declare @mod int
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Sep 24, 2007


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Jun 14, 2007

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Oct 25, 2007

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RSSWM.exe base address: 2C000000
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sqlceca30.dll 00CF0000 75000 A
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sqlcese30.dll 00E50000 6A000 A
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itcswinsock.dll 00F10000 D000 A
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I'm at a loss as to why SQL CE cannot load unless I am out of my 32MB of process space for some reason.

(App on an Intermec 751 with WM5 and 128MB RAM)

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Mar 25, 2008

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May 5, 2008

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2 {
3 if(TmpStr=="")
4 {
5 TmpStr +="WHERE"+Parameter;
6 }
7 else
8 {
9 TmpStr +="AND"+Parameter;
10 }
11 }
14 public string querySlsPerson;
15 //public string queryLastSls;
16 public ArrayList CLSGetSalesman(string szSalesmanID)
17 {
20 // TODO: Add CLSReportManager.CLSGetSalesman implementation
21 BOSTx Tex = GetTx(CLSReportConstants.TrnMasterID.FQN2,"QueryRptSales");
22 try
23 {
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25 " dbo.BOS_PI_Division.szName AS Divisi, dbo.BOS_PI_Team.szDescription "+
26 " FROM dbo.BOS_PI_Employee LEFT OUTER JOIN "+
27 " dbo.BOS_GL_Workplace ON dbo.BOS_PI_Employee.szWorkplaceId = dbo.BOS_GL_Workplace.szWorkplaceId LEFT OUTER JOIN "+
28 " dbo.BOS_PI_Division ON dbo.BOS_PI_Employee.szDivisionId = dbo.BOS_PI_Division.szDivisionId LEFT OUTER JOIN "+
29 " dbo.BOS_PI_Team ON dbo.BOS_PI_Employee.szTeamId = dbo.BOS_PI_Team.szTeamId LEFT OUTER JOIN "+
30 " dbo.BOS_PI_Employee BOS_PI_Employee_1 ON dbo.BOS_PI_Employee.szSupervisorId = BOS_PI_Employee_1.szEmployeeId ";
31 //"WHERE dbo.BOS_PI_Employee.szEmployeeId = '"+szSalesmanID+"'";
32 //" WHERE BOS_GL_Workplace.WpszState = '" + szProvince + "' AND BOS_PI_Employee.szName = '" + szsalesPrsn + "' AND BOS_PI_Employee_1.szName = '" + szSupervisor + "'";
34 string wheretext = " dbo.BOS_PI_Employee.szEmployeeId = '"+szSalesmanID+"'";
35 string queryLastSls;
36 //AddQstrWhere(szSalesmanID,wheretext);
37 if(szSalesmanID==string.Empty)
38 {
39 queryLastSls = querySalesPerson;
40 }
41 else
42 {
43 //string querySlsPerson;
44 AddQstrWhere(ref queryLastSls,wheretext);
46 queryLastSls = querySalesPerson + querySlsPerson;
47 }
49 OleDbCommand comd = Tex.GetTextCommand();
50 comd.CommandText = queryLastSls;
52 DataTable slTable = new DataTable();
53 OleDbDataAdapter adapt = new OleDbDataAdapter(comd);
54 adapt.Fill(slTable);
57 ArrayList DataSalesArr = new ArrayList();
58 foreach(DataRow row in slTable.Rows)
59 {
60 CSDatasales sls = new CSDatasales();
61 sls.sz_province = row["WpszState"].ToString();
62 sls.sz_supervisorname = row["szName"].ToString();
63 sls.sz_salemanname = row["Expr1"].ToString();
64 sls.sz_salesmancode = row["szEmployeeId"].ToString();
65 sls.sz_Divisi = row["Divisi"].ToString();
66 sls.sz_typeOp = row["szDescription"].ToString();
68 DataSalesArr.Add(sls);
69 }
70 Tex.CloseConnection();
71 //AddQstrWhere("",wheretext);
73 return (DataSalesArr);
75 }
76 catch(Exception ex)
77 {
78 throw ex;
79 }
81 }
82 You see I want to make the query more dynamic. So instead of making the SQL parameter permanent I wanna make it dynamic, so the usercan choose whether they want to use the parameter or not. I already declare the parameter which is szSalesmanID. There's a function called AddQStrWhere which can make the query more dynamic. But the thing is when I wanna use the parameter it seems the code doesn't take it, it just use the regular query I dont know why.I already use the function but it just wont work, can you guys tell me what's wrong, Please I really do need some help from you guys, feelin; a lil' bit desperate in here.I appreciate any kinds of help, thanks. FYI: I use Visual Studio.NET 2003, SQL Server 2000.Best Regards.   

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May 14, 2008

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Dec 16, 2003

Hi all,

I have a problem with date functions...

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I have proved with this functions...

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Please help me...

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Jul 20, 2001

I'm trying to use the date() function in an openquery statement in query analyzer and I keep getting an illegal symbol ")" error. The statement is :

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The objective is to find records where cde_date is prior to today. The syntax works fine if I execute it on the mainframe in QMF and the ODBC connection works fine if I hard code the value. What I need is the ability to use the function so I can run the query on subsequent days without having to edit it.

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Sep 6, 2001

Hello all,

Recently I changed over a ASP script from our old Access 97 database to our new SQL database. When I changed it over, some of my SQL pulls on my Active Server Page started to give me erros. One of them is the function
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strSQLQ = "SELECT * FROM cocoitem WHERE CustNum = '" & strcustnum & "' AND stat = 'C' AND [due-date] > DateAdd('yyyy', -1, Date()) Order By [cust-po], [due-date] ASC ;"

Then it worked fine. When I redirected the ASP to the new SQL server I recieved an error like this:

Microsoft OLE DB Provider for SQL Server error '80040e14'

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