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The Wrecking Bawl Destructuring query language, one keyword at a time. May 2007 Entries
SQL Profiler bug
I discovered the most fascinating and annoying bug in version 9.00.1399.06 (the RTM version) of SQL Profiler 2005 today. When I would execute a stored procedure from ASP.Net, the date parameters shown in the Profiler window would always have two single quotes on both sides, e.g. ''2/2/2002 22:00:00'' (yes, those are single quotes, not double) This of course returns an error if you copy the statement and try to run it in Query Analyzer. I was baffled for hours. How could this be happening? And why ......

Posted On Thursday, May 31, 2007 11:31 AM

AJAX: Unknown server tag 'asp:ScriptManager'.
I just spent an unhealthy amount of time trying to figure out this error: Unknown server tag 'asp:ScriptManager'. I was baffled because I already had a reference to AjaxControlToolkit.dll in my project, and I had what I thought was a web.config ready to handle any AJAX requests. It turned out adding the section below to system.web fixed the problem. <pages> <controls> <add tagPrefix="asp" namespace="System.Web.UI" assembly="System.Web.Extens... Version=1.0.61025.0, Culture=neutral, ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 16, 2007 11:54 AM

Andrew Cohen is fired...
Must I post a link to every article on a major news outlet's site that has spelling errors before they start using a spellchecker or a proofreader or something? Yesterday it was CNN, today it's CBS. I could understand if it wasn't in the title, in huge letters at the top of the article... unless "prosectuors" is a word now and nobody told me. ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 15, 2007 4:17 AM

serial for dinner and a cookie for dessert
Can anybody explain serializability to me?  Can any class be made serializable, but it's just better not to for some?

Posted On Tuesday, May 15, 2007 4:11 AM

I don't know what's more laughable...

...the spelling mistake in the title, or the title itself.  It really is amazing how often I find spelling/grammar mistakes on CNN's website.

As far as Bush actually pushing for greenhouse gas reduction, I guess we'll see...


Posted On Monday, May 14, 2007 10:31 AM

I often forget about GETUTCDATE() in T-SQL.  Not sure why.  It's very useful.

Posted On Wednesday, May 2, 2007 12:15 PM

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