A corrupt table in MS Access means lost time and data. It can lead to a loss of revenue or even employment. Learn how you might be able to recover most of the data when the worst happens.
The key to working with null values properly is to accommodate them consistently. Learn a few tricks that will help you do just that.
Routine maintenance can keep index fragmentation to a minimumwith some help from an index-defragmenting script.
You can't let a little thing like not knowing a database's structure keep you from your work. Without identifying tables and columns, you can still find specific values and columns.
One of your first steps to serious .NET development should be creating and implementing flexible typed datasets to maintain control and protect the validity of your data.
From monitoring e-mail messages to distributing reports for users, SQL Server's database mail proves quite useful. Learn how to use it in SQL Server 2000 and SQL Server 2005/2008.
If you're a .NET newbie coming from Access or SQL Server, let .NET do the hard work of creating a connection to foreign data. Then customize the resulting control to add functionality.
You can easily limit or group a recordset, but doing both to the same recordset takes a bit of hand coding. Find out how both SQL Server and MS Access can handle the task.
This short introduction to .NET shows Access and SQL Server developers how to use a development tool to create connections to data and a user interface to manipulate that data.
A column alias seems like a great tool for referencing complex expressions, but SQL Server doesn't work that way. Learn a simple workaround.
Deleting all the data in a SQL Server database doesn't have to involve complex code. The undocumented stored procedure sp_MSForEachTable safely bypasses built-in limitations to accomplish this common task.
Access can offer a lot of help with missing values, but finding and generating missing values in a field of sequential values requires a bit of code. Find it here.
Maintaining a database often means schema changes. Before you change or delete anything, be sure to check for dependent objects.
Getting to the data you need is always a challenge. Views can provide a "no muss, no fuss" way to retrieve the data you needwhether it's in the current database or another.
Learn how executing frequent backups and maintaining healthy transaction logs in SQL Server leads to quick recovery. Failing to do so can mean having to re-enter a lot of data.