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Toolbox: Issue and Defect Tracking, Automate IT Tasks, and More

Posted By:      Posted Date: August 21, 2010    Points: 0   Category :ASP.Net

In this issue, issue and defect tracking, automating IT tasks, and more.

Scott Mitchell

MSDN Magazine December 2006

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Where is the issue tracking workflow?

Hi All, Going through the out of the box workflows currently and I can't work out where the Issue tracking workflow would be found? Technet doco refers to both the three state and issue tracking as being separate workflows and that the issue tracking workflow is about we pages. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263148.aspx#DefinedAgain  I can create an issues tracking list and add a three state workflow to that. Just trying to learn about the Issue Tracking workflow. Any ideas on where I can add or configure this workflow? Thanks, Gavin  

Sharepoint Defect Tracking & SVN



   We are currently running Share Point with the Bug Database application template; and have received a request for the ability to manage software development code change using Share Point.  Our users are looking for the ability to link a defect in the bug database to either a Share Point application that can manage code change, or to SVN. 

   Has anyone encountered this?  Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,


"Issue Tracking" - Permissions Ability



I am wondering if this type of permission setup can be done.  I work at a school district and we are looking at setting up a "Bullying Tracking" system in our district.  I am looking at Sharepoint for this and figured the "Issue Tracking" tool would be perfect.  I have it currently setup how we would like it but it's now a matter of permissions.  I am wondering if within WSS 3.0 or even SharePoint 2010, I can setup the permissions so that teachers can only see the bullying incidents that they've submitted.  We would have our principals and admins setup to see all the incidents but the teachers only seeing what they've submitted.  I am somewhat new to SharePoint but have played around with it a little.  So any suggestions, feedback, answers are welcomed.


Automate Managment Studio 'Tasks > Generate Scripts' option


Hi all,

Is there a way(command line / SSIS / anything to use with the SQL Server agent or another scheduler) to generate scripts like the  'Tasks > Generate Scripts' option in MSMS 2008?
The Generate Scripts Wizard does exactly what I want, but I do not see an option to automate this task.
I just want to dump table etc create scripts to the file-system.

Am I overlooking something?

Using sql server 2008.





Issue Tracking List


Is there any way to enable incoming Email settings in “Issue Tracking List”?????

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Error Code: 0x8007007b

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Module: IsapiModule

Requested URL: http://localhost:80/ReportServer

Physical Path: c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.2\Reporting Services\ReportServer

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Maybe I am tackling this the wrong way. I have the pages stored in the db to allow for a CMS system I have setup. Maybe I need to use models for all the other items(Products, Gallery, Videos and such) and use the partial for the page html?

Any help would be greatly appreciated as I am confused.

xpath issue


Hi i am using xpath to loop through each node,

the xml is below i can get the value of "link" but i cant get the thumbnail value, have you got any ideas how i can do this, my code is below.



     <link>test 1</link>
     <media:thumbnail url="http://test.com/image.jpg" height="75" width="75" />



     <link>test 2</link>
     <media:thumbnail url="http://test.com/image.jpg" height="75" width="75" />


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            //use the

User validation Issue in xlsx file



I am validating user from Login.xlsx file. It was working fine by validating email and password from that file. For testing i got new file same contents of file but added some more user names.

So after that when i validating the user i am getting the following error "Data type mismatch in criteria expression".

But when i replaced the new to old one it is working fine. The contens of both files are the same. So why this kind of error happened.


Multiple Paramatized Threading issue


I need the funcitonality to have two methods run concurrently of each other and the parent thread (aka the method that makes these two calls) to halt until BOTH are done. After the threads are done, I need to perform logic on the returns of the method, so it is essential for both of them to be complete before the parent thread continues. I have searched the internet and tried varous attacks, and I always come up with the same result, this being the parent thread continues operation after the first thread finishes, leaving the second thread running.  Can someone show me a quick example of how I can do this. I have tried checking states of the threads, halting the threads, but I always end up with the same thing. Any help would be great. Thanks.

Data Truncation issue with Enterprise Library Logging WriteLog stored Proc


Hi ,

I'm using Enterprise Library Logging  feature for logging. The issue i am facing is when the Logging message is too large(more than 65534 chars) ,complete data  is not logged in the Formatted Mesage column which is  of data Type nText .

I am able insert complete data if i try inserting from Sql insert Query from sql management studio. Do i need to add any attributes to data base listener or do i need to change the sp.

 Is there any way to increase the WriteLog stored proc param size in EnterpriseLibrary.Logging config file ? . Please let me know.


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Word Automation in sample ASP.NET(C#) application.

I am using Microsoft.Office.Inetrop.Word Assembly for automation. Here I am reading a XXX.dot template file and fill the contents with dynamic data.

When i am executing my code in localhost:someportnumber the automation is working fine and I could get expected result and when I am hosting in my inetmgr(Windows XP is my OS) it is also working fine.

But the problem is that when I am hosting in my production server(Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition) I am not able to perform automation and results in the following error.

Data: System.Collections.ListDictionaryInternal
Message: Word has encountered a problem.
Source: Microsoft Word

The code gets failed in the following line:

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If Statement Issue



This is very strange to me. I have spent 2hrs looking into this inside out , but dont seem to get it

I have an if statement that inserts data into the database. But i check to make sure the name is not entered twice. Now when the name is already in the db, then it should insert else put out a message saying its already in the db

My code works fine except that  when its not in the db, its inserts but still puts out the message that says "Name is already in use" Not sure if am not seeing something. But thought i did bring it to the forum. Here is my code...Pretty simple

Protected Sub btnAdd_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles btnAdd.Click

        Dim objConnection As SqlConnection
        Dim objCommand As SqlCommand
        Dim strSQLQuery1 As String


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