Category Archives: SQL Azure

SQL Azure – SQL to Select Distinct list of Child Records based on a Maximum or Minimum Child Field Value

Following on from the previous post I wanted to know the syntax for SQL to do the same but in SQL Azure. SELECT * FROM dbo.T02AttendanceGame T1 WHERE Attendance = ( SELECT max(Attendance) FROM dbo.T02AttendanceGame T2 WHERE T1.FKID=T2.FKID ); I … Continue reading

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SQL Azure link to managing permissions

Just a note to myself to go off and study the following link. SQL Azure Permissions

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SQL Azure – Take Complete Backup of Azure Database (Structure and Data)

SQL Azure as part of the service offers a number of differing back up options as standard – however you may wish to take additional backups which for instance you can load onto a local version of SQL Server (Express … Continue reading

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Upload Shape Files into SQL Azure using OGR2OGR – Explanation of SQL Azure Connection String to be placed within OGR2OGR Command Line

Lets say you have a SQL Azure Server with the following parameters SQL Azure Instance : azureinstance1 Database name within Instance : TouristDB1 Your User Name is : tom Password is : Edinburgh The SQLAzure connection string would be MSSQL:Server=tcp:azureinstance1.database.windows.net;Database=TouristDB1; … Continue reading

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VBA Function to Create Table of Import strings using OGR2OGR targeting a SQL Server

Do you have many shape files you wish to import into a local SQL Server Database so that you can display them in QGIS or serve them on Geoserver? Here’s a short function I wrote that will take a table … Continue reading

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SQL Azure to MS Access – Using VBA to Dump Azure Tables into MS Access Tables

The first thing you need to get sorted when moving to SQL Azure is having the ability to get your information out and safe if needs be. When experimenting with MS Azure and for applications that don’t have sensitive information … Continue reading

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MS Access front end – SQL Azure back end Link to Configuration Set UP FMS Group

This is an excellent article on linking MS Access to SQL Azure – which is just great if you are wanting to use your VBA skills direct on your SQL Database. FMS Professional Solutions Group – Luke Chung MVP article … Continue reading

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Upload XLS information to a specific table or new table within an SQL Azure Database

I have started experimenting with Microsoft Azure if you haven’t already you can get a free experimentation account here; Microsoft Azure Trial account with £125 credit This gets your registered on Microsoft’s cloud and after a free trial period you … Continue reading

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Microsoft Azure – moving to the cloud

I must confess I do love MS Access and I have a number of projects that I suspect will always remain as are – these are ones that are highly complex but very personal that I really don’t need to … Continue reading

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