James Travis

I currently work for a major US Bank in their internal support service area.

I develop tools and applications used by the call center, division, and corporate employees for various tasks.

I work with the following development platforms:
ASP
Visual Basic
ActiveX
COM/DCOM
.NET
Crystal Reports
VBScript
JavaScript
XML/XSL
HTML
DHTML
VBA with Office 97/2000/XP
SQL Server
Oracle
Informix
Visual C++
Photoshop

I am admin over several severs. Platforms include:
SQL 7 & 2000
IIS 4 & 5
Windows NT 4 & 2000

Currently I have developed or am developing applications for:
Project and employee time tracking
Financial Center/ATM information
Web based password resets for various systems
Call center scheduling and adherence
Inventory
  • Interests: My Family, Programming (Go Figure), Movies, Guitar

SQLServerCentral Article

PASS Summit 2004 - Another Look

Our longtime member and author, James Travis went with the SQLServerCentral.com crew to the 2004 PASS Summit in Orlando last month. For those of you that don't recognize the name, he goes by Antares686 in the forums and has been generous enough to post over 6,000 times, giving lots of his time and knowledge to helping others. He jotted down a few notes on the conference for those of you that weren't there and are considering going next year.

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2004-10-14

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Hidden Dangers!

How many of you register a server in Enterprise Manager? Now how many of you click the "save password" box? Probably most of you. Are you aware of the security risks associated with this? James Travis looks at one of potential problems here and other security issues relating to SQL-DMO.

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2004-05-04

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Review of Programming Microsoft SQL Server 2000 with Microsoft Visual

We get books in occasionally for review and have started making them available to our existing authors. Jim was interested in this one - turns out he didn't find much to like. If you're a beginner it might be a better fit. Or maybe you've read the book and disagree?

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2004-03-16

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Technical Article

UDF to get first date or trim time for Datepart.

Not long ago I was in a forum discussion when someone presented another way to get the date with time value of midnight by doing similar to thisDATEADD(dd,DATEDIFF(dd,0,@DATE),0)Which I find is much cleaner than any other option I have seen or tried myself. Seeing this I realized there are many other dates that can be […]

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2003-05-02

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Remove old DTS Package versions

This Procedure is what I use to clean out all the old DTS package version on my server periodically. You just place it in the msdb database and run it as you need to.Note: Although I have never had an issue with it, I do suggest backup msdb database beforehand, just in case you wack […]

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2002-11-30

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Get total file size of backup for last full backup

The information for backup size is stored in the backup_size column of the backupset table in the msdb database as the total bytes for that backup. This script allow you to look at the total back to tape or file so you can plan space needs for those devices. This is a simple piece of […]

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2002-05-14

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