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Posted By:      Posted Date: September 18, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Sql Server
Hi, We are using sql server 2005. Data looks like this: ID       Name       CommonID   City 1        Rob           1                 Chicago 2        Mike          1                 New York 3        Peter         2                 Alabama 4        Joe           2                  LittleRock 5        Mary         2                  Houston My requirement is I need to return result set with commonID with number of IDs. Like  CommonID 1 has 2 IDs. CommonID 2 has 3 IDs. My result should look l

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Question in row group not updating on when the column value changes

I'm using Report Builder 3.0 and created a row group column and then moved it to a row about the detail columns instead of leaving it as a column at the left.  When I run the report the group value doesn't change  but the page break occurs.  I added the same field as a column so I can see the value is different. Why is the row group field not changing?

Financial Reporting Measure Group question in Adventure Works 2008 R2


I need some help understanding the Financial Reporting measure group in Adventure Works 2008 R2. I get a value of $12,609.503 when I just drag amount into the query pane. Which accounts is this made up of, and how does it get to this result? Thanks.

Infopath Question: XPath code to remove domain name from AccountID field in Person/Group Picker


I have an infopath email based submission form where I am using the Person/Group picker as a way for people to find people in the active directory to CC the form to. I was using the field "DisplayName" in the control and discovered that when you try to CC several employees, that it would disrupt the rules and you can't send the form.

I want to use the field "AccountID" but it includes the domain before the email alias (for ex. REDMOND\johndoe). Is there a formula code I could use to remove the domain from every email alias. Right now my CC formula is concat(SubmitterAlias, "; ", DisplayName)

Problem to group radio button across gridview rows

In general no one can easily group or make a single selection from radio button list inside gridview rows. There are a lot of way to make a single or unique selection from list. Here i want to share how i can address this problem in the most easiest way. Googling the problem most of the cases i saw the grouping in horizontal way. Thats why i tried to group the radio buttons in vertical manner. Let i have a requirement like below:

Group Calendars in SharePoint 2010

One of the many requests I had in SharePoint 2007 was the ability to place SharePoint Calendars on top of each other like you can in Outlook 2007 saving you having to look at each and work out when the best time is for a meeting.

ListViewControl - how to group items by their value, for eg. date range



I have a table containing courses, columns are 

Name - "Yoga Classes"

DateStart - "2/23/2010"

DateEnd - "2/24/2010"

I am using ListView Control to bind it, is there a way to display them and group them by Month? 

for eg.


Piano Class (10th Jan 2010 - 11th Jan 2010)
Guitar Class (10th Jan 2010 - 11th Jan 2010)


Yoga Class (15th Feb 2010 - 16th Feb 2010)

Thanks for help.

Some basic MVC question

  1. In regular asp net I can run (debug) the application but I can either "view in browser" that gives me the option to view the application and write code on same time.

In MVC I can't find this option.

  1. What is the basic DATA MODEL for working with SQL DB.

I mean with no any framework (entity framework, Sub sonic, Link to SQL etc')

I look for basic application that works with data but with no fw.

  1. What is the popular DB framework that working with data.
  2.  I am looking on  mvc series


C# Soup To Nuts  (the best series ever)


I watch some of the MVC video, seems that the music store is good but I have to wait to the other part.

Does any one know and recommend   a Microsoft MVC tutorial?





Web Site to Web Application Question


I've been building web sites and for my next project I will be creating a web application.  I use a 'BasePage' class in all my projects but, since web applications do not contain the 'App_Code' folder, what is the best place/practice for the 'BasePage' class?



connection string question from a newbie


when publishing  in the webmatrix dialogue it asks for "destination connection string" for my "database.mdf"

I was not sure what it was so I pasted this from my web.config file :

Data Source=.\SQLEXPRESS;AttachDbFilename=|DataDirectory|\database.mdf;Integrated Security=True;User Instance=True

it all published ok, but wont run, so I guess it has somthing to do with this connection string or some kind of configuration issue.

My question is this, What should go in the field for "Destination connection string"

Security Question Answer Retrieval


I know there is a method built in for retrieving the encrypted password, but how do I retrieve the encrypted security answer?

What I want to do is have a member profile update screen that the end user can update their password and security question and answer. However, when they get to this page, I want to already be showing the security question (the easy part) and its answer (the not so easy part).

I have updated web.config with passwordFormat=Encrypted and have added a machineKey with the generator (forgot the link, but located on eggheadcafe somewhere).

I haven't done ANYTHING yet, since I already have a user store with hashed information. I wanted to get some functionality done before publishing, wiping the store and recreating users (only a couple developers).


Very Basic Question - Error message running first page


Hi Everyone,

I am running Windows 7 and I have gone into Control Panel and activated all of the IIS Functions.

The web application I am running was downloaded from the net (and has worked on other machines previously).  Once I downloaded it, I moved it into C:/inetpub/wwwroot/code/main.asp

I am a bit of a novice at this!  But I am hoping someone can point me in the right direction!


I get the following error when I try and run the web application through IE:

"An error occurred on the server when processing the URL. Please contact the system administrator. If you are the system administrator please click here to find out more about this error."

(When i click the "click here" button it just goes to the IIS site).


Appreciate any help I can get!




C#, LINQ: (List<>) Question???


Hi Everyone,

I have a strange problem:


There is an entity (Table) called "Filters" in my .edmx which has all my tables and stuff in it (to use it for LINQ queries)

I have created a class called "CustomFilters" which inherits "Filters". So now my cutom class has all the properties of the original "Filters" class (table) and 1 more additional property that i wanted which is a List of "CustomFilters":

List<CustomFilters> children = new List<CustomFilters>();

Now i get all my records into:

List<CustomFilters> theOriginalList = new List<CustomFilters>();

NOTE: first all records are tken into a List<Filters> and then these are added into List<CustomFilters> where List<CustomFilters> for children of that record is added, and then children of the child records, and so on......

so now, every record is an instance of CustomFilters which has a property named "children" which is a list again; and each child again has instanaces of "CustomFilters", and each instance again has children...and on and on and on.....

(basiacally its a data source for a treeview in my silverlight control)

every thing is good and working as expected.


linqdatasource parameters question



I'm currently getting to know the linqdatasource control. What would happen if several WHERE parameters are added to the linqdatasource control declaritively in the aspx page but no WHERE clause is defined? 

1. is there any issue with setting up multiple WHERE parameters in the aspx markup for linqdatasource but then deciding which ones actually get used at runtime by setting the actual WHERE clause at run time? Would the unused parameters simply be ignored and cause no issues?

2. when you need to modify WHERE clause or WHERE parameters at runtime do you need to do so in an event handler? such as linqdatasource.selecting?
I see from the above link it is possible, but is that the standard way to handle controlling filtering in code behind for linqdatasource?

2b. if you use an event such as linqdatasource.selecting to add where parameters and/or modify the where clause in code will that also break the builtin sorting and paging support of the linqdatasource with a gridview? 

database interface design question


For handy database interface, is it good to use SqldataSources exclusively intead of EntLib functions?

Thanks for any feedback.

How do I get the emails of all the members of a given group in ActiveDirectory - Need help



  I have a need to send out emails to all the people who are in a given group say "HR Department". I need to be able to get all the emails through a for loop and then as it retrieves I should send emails to them. Can some one please help me with the code

this is what I came up with but not sure how to go about writing a for loop to get all the emails in the given group.

public static string SendEmails(string loginName)
        string Department = "HR Department"
        string userName = ExtractUserName(loginName);
        DirectorySearcher search = new DirectorySearcher();
        search.Filter = String.Format("(SAMAccountName={0})", userName);
        //search.Filter = String.Format("(SAMAccountName={FAY ImprovmentForm})", userName);
        //LdapSearcher.Filter = string.Format("(&(objectClass=user)(department={0}))", Department); 
        //search.Filter = string.Format("(&(objectClass=group)(SAMAccountName=" + Department + "))", userName);

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Question in Get method in C#


I got a recent working code from client.I see errors in the get methods when i compile , below are some place where the error happens.Can any one help me out?


Error 2 'System.Environment.NewLine.get': cannot explicitly call operator or accessor C:\Documents and Settings\shankar\My Documents\Visual Studio 2008\Projects\DKCLwin\DKCLwin\LocalizationAdmin.cs 150 170 DKCLwin

Error 2 'System.Environment.NewLine.get': cannot explicitly call operator or accessor C:\Documents and Settings\shankar\My Documents\Visual Studio 2008\Projects\DKCLwin\DKCLwin\LocalizationAdmin.cs 150 170

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