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  • Learning SQL

    Hi everyone!

    I am a longtime dBaser and up until recently saw no reason to change. However, now I see more and more of SQL being used.


    Simply put, can anyone point me in the direction of some basic SQL knowledge, especially as to how it relates to Alpha?


    Thanks,


    Charlie

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    Re: Learning SQL

    Hi Charlie

    Welcome to the dark side :-)

    I would recommend https://www.w3schools.com/sql/sql_intro.asp as a good place to start.

    Glen
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    • #3
      Re: Learning SQL

      What Glen said. I'd also recommend a simple google search.

      "how to get duplicate rows in sql"

      Google that and the first result is a stackoverflow forum post. Stackoverflow is a great source on information all things programming.
      Mike Brown - Contact Me
      Programmatic Technologies, LLC
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      • #4
        Re: Learning SQL

        If you plan to go with MySQL or Mariadb, then the book MySQL by Paul DuBois is a great reference. After all this time, I still use it every week.
        Pat Bremkamp
        MindKicks Consulting

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        • #5
          Re: Learning SQL

          Here is a good video to start from basics. It is little old but nothing has really changed.

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          • #6
            Re: Learning SQL

            I'm a big fan of Rick Morelan's Joes2Pros series of SQL training videos.

            https://www.youtube.com/user/Joes2Pros/playlists


            The Microsoft Virtual Academy courses are also excellent. They are free and if you create an account you get a certificate on completion of each course.

            https://mva.microsoft.com/product-tr...ver#!lang=1033
            Last edited by iRadiate; 09-03-2018, 10:24 AM.
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            • #7
              Re: Learning SQL

              Good one Ken! btw the 4th edition of that guys book is easily found online as PDF for free for those of you who enjoy reading.
              NWCOPRO: Nuisance Wildlife Control Software My Application: http://www.nwcopro.com "Without forgetting, we would have no memory at all...now what was I saying?"

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              • #8
                Re: Learning SQL

                Charlie, Alpha has a SQL builder, so you can try creating your code in something you are familiar with.
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                • #9
                  Re: Learning SQL

                  Hi Charles,

                  Check this ms sql books on line here:
                  https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql...ql-server-2014

                  Regards,

                  Doron
                  The Farber Consulting Group, Inc.

                  Main Web Site: https://www.dFarber.com
                  Alpha Five Development
                  Reverse Database Engineering and Database Design

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                  • #10
                    Re: Learning SQL

                    Originally posted by iRadiate View Post
                    I'm a big fan of Rick Morelan's Joes2Pros series of SQL training videos.

                    https://www.youtube.com/user/Joes2Pros/playlists


                    The Microsoft Virtual Academy courses are also excellent. They are free and if you create an account you get a certificate on completion of each course.

                    https://mva.microsoft.com/product-tr...ver#!lang=1033
                    MS Website has a note that the Virtual Academy is being retired as of today
                    Robin

                    Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford

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                    • #11
                      How to send emails from ms sql database and Alpha AnyWhere

                      Hi Madtowng,


                      You will need to have a UX component that will call the SP as mentioned below. You can have a list of users in a list View component. Send their names and emails as parameters to the SP. You can choose multiple users or just highlight one row and click the button.

                      Check this link for MS SP:
                      How to send emails from ms sql database.

                      OR

                      Check the help file for Alpha AnyWhere here: Send an e-mail message

                      Regards,

                      Doron
                      The Farber Consulting Group, Inc.

                      Main Web Site: http://www.dFarber.com
                      Alpha AnyWhere Development
                      Last edited by DoronF; 01-31-2019, 06:03 PM.

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