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Lynn Pettis
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CELKO (8/19/2014)
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And while I'm asking "why", why don't you conform to this website's quote tag norm instead of doing something completely different?


Could it be that this sites quote tag norm isn't ANSI Standard? If it isn't ANSI Standard it isn't good enough for Mr. Celko I guess. :-D

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I am definitely no expert, but in my (25-year) career I see a big difference between those who write books about coding versus those of us in the trenches who actually have to make things work. Under pressure, with no time to luxuriate in the philosophy of Best Practices. Ms. Pettis' suggestion of Dense_Rank() solved my problem perfectly and it was easy and intuitive to use.
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rwaring 96203 (8/25/2014)
I am definitely no expert, but in my (25-year) career I see a big difference between those who write books about coding versus those of us in the trenches who actually have to make things work. Under pressure, with no time to luxuriate in the philosophy of Best Practices. Ms. Pettis' suggestion of Dense_Rank() solved my problem perfectly and it was easy and intuitive to use.


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Lynn Pettis
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rwaring 96203 (8/25/2014)
I am definitely no expert, but in my (25-year) career I see a big difference between those who write books about coding versus those of us in the trenches who actually have to make things work. Under pressure, with no time to luxuriate in the philosophy of Best Practices. Ms. Pettis' suggestion of Dense_Rank() solved my problem perfectly and it was easy and intuitive to use.


<* cough *>

rwaring 96203 (8/25/2014)
I am definitely no expert, but in my (25-year) career I see a big difference between those who write books about coding versus those of us in the trenches who actually have to make things work. Under pressure, with no time to luxuriate in the philosophy of Best Practices. Ms. Mr. Pettis' suggestion of Dense_Rank() solved my problem perfectly and it was easy and intuitive to use.


Cool
Lynn Pettis

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For tips to get better help with Performance Problems, click here
For Running Totals and its variations, click here or when working with partitioned tables
For more about Tally Tables, click here
For more about Cross Tabs and Pivots, click here and here
Managing Transaction Logs

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Eirikur Eiriksson
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Lynn Pettis (8/25/2014)
rwaring 96203 (8/25/2014)
I am definitely no expert, but in my (25-year) career I see a big difference between those who write books about coding versus those of us in the trenches who actually have to make things work. Under pressure, with no time to luxuriate in the philosophy of Best Practices. Ms. Pettis' suggestion of Dense_Rank() solved my problem perfectly and it was easy and intuitive to use.


<* cough *>

rwaring 96203 (8/25/2014)
I am definitely no expert, but in my (25-year) career I see a big difference between those who write books about coding versus those of us in the trenches who actually have to make things work. Under pressure, with no time to luxuriate in the philosophy of Best Practices. Ms. Mr. Pettis' suggestion of Dense_Rank() solved my problem perfectly and it was easy and intuitive to use.


Got me kind of worried for a minutew00t
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Sorry about that!!
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Eirikur Eiriksson (8/25/2014)
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rwaring 96203 (8/25/2014)
I am definitely no expert, but in my (25-year) career I see a big difference between those who write books about coding versus those of us in the trenches who actually have to make things work. Under pressure, with no time to luxuriate in the philosophy of Best Practices. Ms. Pettis' suggestion of Dense_Rank() solved my problem perfectly and it was easy and intuitive to use.


<* cough *>

rwaring 96203 (8/25/2014)
I am definitely no expert, but in my (25-year) career I see a big difference between those who write books about coding versus those of us in the trenches who actually have to make things work. Under pressure, with no time to luxuriate in the philosophy of Best Practices. Ms. Mr. Pettis' suggestion of Dense_Rank() solved my problem perfectly and it was easy and intuitive to use.


Got me kind of worried for a minutew00t
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Lynn Pettis
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CELKO (8/25/2014)

Quit making excuses for not being professional.


I agree, try being a professional and stop bashing people over the proverbial head. Instead, try being an actual mentor to those less knowledgeable than you. Oh, sorry, you believe in the teaching method espoused by your wife.

And please, spare us the stories, we've all heard them many times and can find them on many of the threads you have galloped through.

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Lynn Pettis

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For tips to get better help with Performance Problems, click here
For Running Totals and its variations, click here or when working with partitioned tables
For more about Tally Tables, click here
For more about Cross Tabs and Pivots, click here and here
Managing Transaction Logs

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