Building and executing dynamic sql in a stored procedure - is it the only way to solve problems like supporting a simple search function? Leon offers a couple alternatives that let you continue to provide the functionality in a stored procedure without using dynamic sql. Interesting ideas worth exploring!
In the several years that I have been programming ASP pages, I have seen countless methods of dynamically filling HTML drop down list boxes. Well, here's another method. This one uses sql 2000's new FOR XML EXPLICIT clause, and I really like the results.
This article delves into the mysterious xmlHTTP object and the supporting ASP code. I've got to tell you that I really love using this object. Basically what I like about it is that through xmlHTTP you can expose some or all methods of any ActiveX class to the client-side user. What this means is you are giving the user the capability of calling your back-end Active X controls. And the best part of it all is that the entire communication process takes place behind the scenes!
Recently while working on the SQLServerCentral.com site, Leon Platt ran into an interesting ADO gotcha that he demonstrates in this quick tip.
If you've ever played around with the toolbox, you may have discovered one of InterDevs hidden gems. Did you know that the InterDev Toolbox allows you to add you own custom tabs? This feature allows you to access frequently used snippets of code in an instant