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Posted Monday, December 29, 2008 2:04 PM

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You're a good soul, Chris Harshman :)

Maybe I'm just getting cynical, but I'm finding myself less and less willing to help people who are just throwing up a problem and saying "I need someone to write this query for me." It doesn't matter if they try to be flattering and say "I need help from an expert." I want to have some sense that they are at least trying to solve the problem themselves and are just looking for a little help to get past a stumbling block.


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Posted Monday, December 29, 2008 2:18 PM



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Thank you Bob!

I understand why people don't want to just do other people's work, there are times in these forums I wonder if the original posters ever even heard of Books Online or MSDN. I understand also why people typically request the questions be posted in a specific way, with CREATE TABLE... INSERT... instead of just listing the contents of the table like this post did. I remember the first time I worked with a recursive CTE though, and they do take some getting used to. Even though I've written recursive queries before on Oracle with the CONNECT BY syntax. Or maybe I'm just not challenged enough at my current job and need to feel usefull
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Posted Monday, December 29, 2008 6:48 PM



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noeld (12/29/2008)
I know I am going to get some heat because of it but hey USA is a free country.

Only if you've never had to fight for her... ;)

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"RBAR is pronounced "ree-bar" and is a "Modenism" for "Row-By-Agonizing-Row".

First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code:
Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column."

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