Find Database Creation Date | Quickie

Database
To find the database creation dates, you need to insert the following query in SQL Server
USE master
SELECT name, crdate
FROM dbo.sysdatabases
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Order BY Not Working in SQL Server Functions | Quickie

Database

Ever created a function and needed to include the Order By clause. It would result in the following error being loaded:

The ORDER BY clause is invalid in views, inline functions, derived tables, subqueries, and common table expressions, unless TOP or FOR XML is also specified.

The problem is that to use, it requires a TOP clause or FOR XML. By if you specify TOP 100, you’ll only get the first 100 rows. You can specify a big number that you might think will never exceed. But what if you do? The best bet is to use TOP 100 PERCENT.

This will get you all the rows and works in Functions.

ASP.Net | Read Values from Javascript

Today I started checking out some videos about Windows CardSpace and ASP.Net for logging in and I saw how he used javascript to get client side input and use it in ASP.Net in the C# code.

First you need to create a HiddenField on your webForm and name it TokenField (any name would actually do)

<asp:HiddenField ID=”TokenField” runat=”server” />

To set the Hidden Field value in JavaScript use the following code: Continue reading

SQL Server | Remove Special Characters

I needed to remove all the special characters from a field in a particular table in SQL Server to be used for searching purposes. After searching (binging :P)… I found the next SQL Server Function which did the trick.

This Function Removes any special character from the string value passed. All characters except 0-9, a-z and A-Z are all removed, whilst the remaining characters are returned back.

ALTER FUNCTION dbo.RemoveSpecialCharacters
(
@s VARCHAR(256)
)
RETURNS VARCHAR(256) WITH SCHEMABINDING

BEGIN
IF (@s is null)
RETURN null Continue reading

Error 29506 | SQL Server 2005 Management Studio Express

When i binged (yes I’m using bing :P), i found the following fix:

  • Search for Command Prompt in the Start Window (don’t press enter)
  • Right click on the shortcut found and select ‘Run as Administrator’
  • In the command prompt change the current directory to the folder where the SSMSEE installer is stored
  • Enter the following command .\SQLServer2005_SSMSEE_x64.msi if you are running Windows 7/Vista 64 bit
  • Enter the following command .\SQLServer2005_SSMSEE.msi if you are running Windows 7/Vista 32 bit
  • Press enter to start the installation

Happy Sql Server Managementing 🙂

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