David Poole

David Poole has been developing business applications since the days of the
Commodore Pet.

Those were the days when 8K was called RAM not KEYBOARD BUFFER.

He now works as Data Solutions Architect at Moneysupermarket
  • Interests: Badminton, Cycling and Music. Keen piano player.

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Dealing with Addresses

David writes about the system he put together to handle addresses and the pros and cons of various techiques. Familiar with Soundex? He uses that too! Even though some of the info is specific to Great Britain, it's good reading. Addresses are one of the hardest pieces of information to handle!

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2003-07-01

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Inherriting objects from an updated MODEL database

If new objects are created in the model database then these new objects only get created for new databases.Similarly, if objects are removed from user databases then getting them back into the database can be a pain.The following two stored procs copy objects from model to the current database if they do not already exist.

2003-01-10

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To find the next available ID

There are times when you have a limited range of ids and these have to be re-used as they become available.The script lists the first missing id in a table.Note that this script works best for a table with a limited number of rows, say sub 100,000I tested this on a PIII 500MHz 256Mb RAM […]

2002-12-09

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Loop through records without using a cursor

I sometimes have to loop through records in a database and perform a specific action on the value that is returned. For example, In the script below I loop through the user tables in sysobjects and simply print them out. This technique is useful when dropping all indices/triggers on a particular table, or adding WITH […]

3 (2)

2001-11-25

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