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SQR Dates

Numbers are probably the most important scalar objects of business applications, but dates may be a close second. Dates Are Harder Than Numbers Numbers are simple; they line up.  Commands manipulate them without units.  Dates...

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6 Lessons Learned From Bad SQL

Here are some interesting variations of SQL syntax. The simple example I chose is probably ill suited for any actual program, but that makes it more interesting. The Assignment We want to gather the hours reported on timecards...

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SQL for Breaks in a Sequence

In a previous post, Views You Can Use: Ordinal Numbers, we discussed how to acknowledge children who visited Pee Wee Bees most often.  The little boy who had been here the most (88 times to date) should be in first place.  The...

Views You Can Use: Ordinal Numbers

Cardinals and Ordinals As a child, I learned about cardinal and ordinal numbers. I just checked Wikipedia and found that my understanding of them is … childlike. I remember cardinal numbers as non-negative integers; 0, 1, 2, 3,...

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