Steve Jones - Editor (8/1/2008)
We re-run older, popular articles at times. With nearly 200,000 people joining the site in the last year, it's not "old" to them, it's likely the first time they saw it.
having read many posts from those who commented with 'disappointment' or harsher responses, my take is that this is a very good 'lite' article to help newbies get their feet wet. No newbies seemed to comment, which is consistent with newbie behavior - after you read all the 'old-timer' comments, it can get intimidating, unless you have a pressing need or specific question.
I'm disappointed that the link at the end seems to point to Brian's personal bookmarks, rather than to the actual stored procedure source.
To Steve Jones: If this is a 'rerun' of an old article, was it updated or simply reprinted? Some of the content could have been revised since then, OR perhaps the links for the subsequent articles for those of us who can't wait for the sequel articles?
I was not aware of some of these features being available in ERwin in 2001 - again, the dating is confusing if the article has been revised and brought current.