April 3, 2000

Message Lost in the Information Store

Question: A user tried to move an e-mail from the Inbox to another folder, and then clicked on his mailbox. The message disappeared from the Inbox, but he couldn’t find it. When he clicked on the mailbox again, all he got was Outlook Today. He did a Find and it

Creating Public Folders

Question: The department I am in would like to have a kind of “posting” center for questions or a kind of “discussion thread” area only accessible to our department. We would like to utilize Exchange for this purpose. Because I and the department are not familiar with Exchange, could you

Visual InterDev Hangs

Question: When connecting to an Informix database using Visual InterDev and SCO Retriever 32 ODBC, I can see tables and column names but when I try to look at data, Visual InterDev hangs. (I’m using Windows NT 4 Service Pack 4, IIS 4). Any approaches to this? Answer: How big

Building Crosstabs

Question: How do I build crosstabs in Visual FoxPro? Answer: Visual FoxPro has a wizard that helps you create a Crosstab query. From the Wizards submenu on the Tools menu, choose Query. The Wizard Selection dialog box will appear. Highlight Cross-Tab Wizard and click OK.

Moving from Fox for DOS to Visual FoxPro

Question: I would like some Visual FoxPro application as a starting guide in VFP 6. I’m finding it hard to add commands using a form. For example, I want to add records using a form, provided that the record number is not yet existing. I know FoxPro for DOS very

Removing Characters from Strings

Question: I need to delete certain characters from a string, particularly a money field in the format 99,999,999.99. Is there an easy way to delete the commas and period from the string so that the remaining string is just 9999999999? Answer: Use the following function called ReplaceChar( string ref as_String,

DECODE Function

Question: As I understand it, the DECODE function or procedure is available in XPS 8.3 and IDS 2000 9.2 or above. Is it available in 7.2x? If not, is there any similar function available? Answer: It came in 7.30 IDS. The only workaround is to use a join to pull

Web Databases and Connectivity

Question: Define a Web database, please. What are the advantages and disadvantages? How do I connect different software to the Web? Answer: A Web database is any database that you can access through the Web. There are no inherent advantages or disadvantages; it all depends upon the way you’re using

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