SELECT Percent of records from table using TABLESAMPLE

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SELECT *

FROM GL TABLESAMPLE SYSTEM (10 PERCENT) ;

sum of a column in datatable c#

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DataTable table;
table = ds.Tables["Ordertable"]
Double dblTotalCost = Convert.ToDouble(table.Compute(“SUM(SalesPriceMoney)”, “”));
if (dblTotalCost > 0)
lblTotalCost.Text = dblTotalCost.ToString(“C”);
else
lblTotalCost.Text = “$0.00″;

Split each email address seperated by semi colon

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MailMessage mm = new MailMessage();
string strEmails = “abcccs22@domain.com; sd22321@gasd3mail.com; s2s33@gdasdsdmail.com;”;

string[] emails = strEmails.Split(‘;’);
foreach (string email in emails)
{
if (email.Trim() != string.Empty)
{
mm.ReplyToList.Add(new MailAddress(email));
}
}

Configuring Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2012

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Today I have configured Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2012 for one of my newly started VS project. Looks promising product for every stakeholder of the project. My focus is mainly on code maintainability, task assignment and its management. Below are some useful links.

Using TFS
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/library/ms181368.aspx

Optimize your folder names
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/library/ms181378.aspx

Set Up Your Dev Machine and Start Using Version Control
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/library/ms181384.aspx

Add Files to the Server or Add Project/ Solution to TFS
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/library/ms245454.aspx#add_existing_project

Check In Your Work to the Team’s Codebase
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/library/ms181407.aspx

Resolve File Conflicts
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/library/ms181432.aspx

how to get row index in DragDrop event of datagridview

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http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1835329/how-to-target-a-datagridview-row-or-cell-from-dragdrop-event

Finding number of occurrence of a character in SQL

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declare @myvar varchar(20)
set @myvar = ’H—el-lo -Wo-r-l-d’
select len(@myvar) - len(replace(@myvar,’-',”))
Result: 8

exception logging block not logging with correct datetime

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In app.config change {timestamp} to {timestamp(local)}

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4561303/enterprise-library-5-0-application-logging-incorrect-datetime

Activation error occurred while trying to get instance of type Database, key “KEYNAME”

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In my case  providerName=”System.Data.SqlClient” tag is missing from connection string

<add name=”KEYNAME” connectionString=”Data Source=.\SQLEXPRESSR2;Initial Catalog=DBNAME;Integrated Security=False; User ID=userid;Password=password; Max Pool Size=500″ providerName=”System.Data.SqlClient“/>

Below is from more error log

Type :Microsoft.Practices.ServiceLocation.ActivationException
Original Message : Activation error occured while trying to get instance of type Database, key “<KEYNAME>”
Source :Microsoft.Practices.ServiceLocation
Stack Trace : at Microsoft.Practices.ServiceLocation.ServiceLocatorImplBase.GetInstance(Type serviceType, String key)
at Microsoft.Practices.ServiceLocation.ServiceLocatorImplBase.GetInstance[TService](String key)
at Microsoft.Practices.EnterpriseLibrary.Data.DatabaseFactory.InnerCreateDatabase(String name)
at Microsoft.Practices.EnterpriseLibrary.Data.DatabaseFactory.CreateDatabase(String name)

Inner Exception Message is :Resolution of the dependency failed, type = “Microsoft.Practices.EnterpriseLibrary.Data.Database”, name = “<KEYNAME>”.
Exception occurred while: while resolving.
Exception is: InvalidOperationException – The type Database cannot be constructed. You must configure the container to supply this value.
———————————————–
At the time of the exception, the container was:

Resolving Microsoft.Practices.EnterpriseLibrary.Data.Database,<KEYNAME>

Inner Exception Stack Trace is : at Microsoft.Practices.Unity.UnityContainer.DoBuildUp(Type t, Object existing, String name, IEnumerable`1 resolverOverrides)
at Microsoft.Practices.Unity.UnityContainer.Resolve(Type t, String name, ResolverOverride[] resolverOverrides)
at Microsoft.Practices.Unity.UnityServiceLocator.DoGetInstance(Type serviceType, String key)
at Microsoft.Practices.ServiceLocation.ServiceLocatorImplBase.GetInstance(Type serviceType, String key)

Make a new column in datatable c# using existing columns or hardcode values, using expression

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Merge two or more columns in c# datatable

ds.Tables[1].Columns.Add(“NEWCOLUMNNAME”, typeof(System.String), “COL1+ ‘-’ + COL2″);

You can make any complex sql expression.

Recover MS Office files if you mistakenly press “No” when asked to save.

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Below is the path form where you can recover auto saved copy of office files. It is very helpful if you mistakenly press “No” on close dialogue.

C:\Users\<UserName>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Office\UnsavedFiles

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