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I got it right and didn't even answer it... I guess I answered it right tomorrow. Hehe

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Brian LeBlanc (3/11/2009)
I got it right and didn't even answer it... I guess I answered it right tomorrow. Hehe


Lucky you. I got the question wrong without even answering it. I took it as a sign that I should study my SQL better - and should do so in the present, not in the future. Smile (Actually, I think I answered it wrong back on Feb. 12 when it popped up early....)

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Lucky you. I got the question wrong without even answering it.


ME TOO !! Tongue


Has anyone else applied the latest HotFix to sp_MSGoBackInTime ??

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Bob Hovious (3/11/2009)
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Has anyone else applied the latest HotFix to sp_MSGoBackInTime ??


Yes, but after an awkward incident wherein Sarah Connor ran by me pursued by a mean-looking cyborg, I thought it was best to roll back the HotFix ASAP.

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Yeah that's what we had to do too. The cyborg got all bummed out about it and walked off muttering something about going into politics.

Cool

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Bob Hovious (2/19/2009)
Undocumented but useful: sp_MSGoBackInTime


It's no longer undocumented.Cool

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I'm just waiting for it to be listed in BOL. Wink

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Is there like a point to any of this ?

Unless there is a darn good reason I cannot fathom, this kind of programming is to be condemned.

Especially since even a beginner objects to setting a char to something that is obviously not a character.
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Some of the questions of the day wind up being just trivia, not suggested best practices. But sometimes you stumble across some code that needs fixing and knowing about these kinds of bizarre behaviours just might give you a clue.

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OKay ...

Yes I did learn something here, about a star symbol being entered by an implicit conversion. All the more reason to condemn "tricks" like assigning an integer to a char or varchar that is not long enough.

The post is OK, on the caveat that instructions be added that anyone producing code like this needs to be identified, taken in the street and shot. And his house burned down. Preemptive strike to avoid the grief of being stuck later when the guilty party is out of reach.
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