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Best Database Article of August 2016

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Each month at CodeProject we gather together the best of the articles submitted the previous month and ask our readers to choose the best of the best. Entry is automatic - just submit you articke and we'll do the rest.

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Current Entries

Articles that match the contest criteria are automatically entered.

28 Aug 2016
Ali Adly
A simple example that shows how to create detail grid template at runtime using ASPxGridView
1 Aug 2016
dibley1973
The stored procedure framework now supports dynamic fields within multiple recordsets
8 Dec 2016
rerhart585
Using SQLite, leverage the create_aggregate(), and SQL's Between Operator to create a Normal Probability Distribution Histogram, or what is more commonly referred to as a Bell Curve.
10 Aug 2016
Nathan Minier
Generic AddOrUpdate for EF with composite key support
22 Aug 2016
Miljan Radovic
T-SQL script which generates and executes INSERT statements for missing default dimension members (Unknown, Not Available, Not Applicable)
9 Dec 2019
Brad Joss
Alter your clipboard contents before pasting to automate tasks
24 Aug 2016
syed shanu
In this article you will learn about Insert/Select to database using Angular2 and WEB API in ASP.NET Core1.0.
13 Aug 2016
Shashangka Shekhar
In our previous article we have seen how to startup with .Net Core. In this article we will take a look on database operation according to previous sample application based previous concept.
15 Aug 2016
Suvendu Shekhar Giri
We'll see how sensitive data in SQL Server 2016 can be masked from outer world using Dynamic Data Masking.
7 Aug 2016
Rahul S Chavhan
Validate an XML document in SQL Server using XSD by Rahul Chavhan
23 Aug 2016
Suvendu Shekhar Giri
Introduction of new useful features in SSMS 2016
25 Aug 2016
Gene R. Browning
Generate random dates (and times if you like) for your test data environment.
6 Aug 2016
Clifford Nelson
This tip presents a way to have disabled items in your ComboBox
28 Nov 2016
Neal Pandey
This article is a tutorial on creating a basic OData (Open Data Protocol) endpoint for a MongoDB database using MEAN stack.
18 Aug 2016
Michael Ecklin
Sometimes, we need to compare 2 tables to see what was changed. This tip shows you 2 different ways to compare data.
13 Oct 2016
Sachin Makwana
Convert uploaded video to MP4 and store it in database. Create thumbnail of the uploaded video and Stream the video from Database using HTML5 video tag and Entity Framework.
24 Aug 2016
Manjuke Fernando
DROP IF EXISTS in SQL Server 2016 (DIE)
28 Aug 2016
Halit Yurttaş
Repository Pattern sample over Multiple Datasource or Resource on Domain Object Model
17 Aug 2016
Michael Ecklin
Very often, Excel spreadsheets are using to transfer data between applications. CSV files are also used for the same purposes.
18 Aug 2016
Vincent Maverick Durano
A quick demo that highlights how to upload and import CSV file to SQL Server database in ASP.NET WebForms.
16 Aug 2016
Alexandros Pappas
An SQL script to see the table hierarchy in a database.
15 Aug 2016
Anthony Lansbergen
Using sqlite3 for a multi language log where logdata can contain parameters.
26 Aug 2016
sajidur rahman
This article describes about CSV/Excel File import in SQL Server with common problems.
26 Aug 2016
Neeraj Prasad Sharma
This article deals with performance difference with literal values
30 Aug 2016
essentialSQL
How to calculate the end of the month in SQL
24 Aug 2016
Roman Ivantsov
The article provides a comparative analysis and gives patterns of using explicit locks to manage concurrent access to database documents (data split over multiple tables) in MS SQL Server, MySql, PostgreSql and Oracle. As it turned out, the solution is not always obvious or simple.
7 Oct 2016
Shamim Uddin
In this article, we are going to learn how to get geolocation address by using Google geolocation API in ASP.NET Web API.
27 Aug 2016
Shamim Uddin
We will learn about hierarchical query in database with real example.
19 Aug 2016
RahulBansode
SQL Server 2016 - Security Feature - Always Encrypted

Current Participants

Those with articles that match the contest criteria are automatically entered.

Alexandros Pappas
Software Developer (Senior) Unisystems
Greece Greece
No Biography provided
Ali Adly
Software Developer (Senior) TecSolutionGroup
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
I am a software engineer at TecSolutionGroup company.
About 3 years experience in developing server side modules for Enterprise Solutions using technologies of Java (C#,ASP.net MVC, Razor).

Specialties: Back ends, Server side development, System Design, OOP, Test, Driven Development

Languages:
Java, SQL, XML, HTML, C#, ASP.NET,python
Anthony Lansbergen
Netherlands Netherlands
No Biography provided
Brad Joss
Software Developer (Senior)
United States United States
No Biography provided
Clifford Nelson
Software Developer (Senior) Clifford Nelson Consulting
United States United States
Has been working as a C# developer on contract for the last several years, including 3 years at Microsoft. Previously worked with Visual Basic and Microsoft Access VBA, and have developed code for Word, Excel and Outlook. Started working with WPF in 2007 when part of the Microsoft WPF team. For the last eight years has been working primarily as a senior WPF/C# and Silverlight/C# developer. Currently working as WPF developer with BioNano Genomics in San Diego, CA redesigning their UI for their camera system. he can be reached at qck1@hotmail.com.
dibley1973
Software Developer
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Duane has worked in a commercial software development environment for 9 years, with all but three for a global fashion retailer.

He is proficient in ASP.Net, MVC, C#, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, SQL Server TSQL.
essentialSQL
Easy Computer Academy, LLC
United States United States
Hello my name is Kris. I’m here because I am passionate about helping non-techie people to overcome their fear of learning SQL.

I know what it is like to not know where to start or whether the time spent learning is worth the effort. That is why I am here to help you to:
- Get started in an easy to follow step-by-step manner.
- Use your time wisely so you focus on what is important to learn to get the most value from your time.
- Answer your questions. Really! Just post a comment and I’ll respond. I’m here to help.

It wasn’t long ago that I was helping a colleague with some reporting. She didn’t know where to start and soon got overwhelmed and lost as she didn’t know SQL.

I felt really bad, as she was under pressure to get some summary information to her boss, the built-in reports were falling short, and to make them better would require her to know SQL. At that time that seemed impossible! It in dawned on me, it doesn’t have to be that way.

Then I discovered a way for anyone with the desire to easily learn SQL. I worked with my co-worker, started to teach her what I learned and soon she was able to write reports and answer her boss’ questions without getting stressed or ploughing hours into manipulating data in Excel.

It hasn’t always been easy. Sometimes the information seems abstract or too conceptual. In this case I’ve found out that a visual explanation is best. I really like to use diagrams or videos to explain hard-to-grasp ideas.

Having video, pictures, and text really help to reinforce the point and enable learning.

And now I want to help you get the same results.

The first step is simple, click here ==> http://www.essentialsql.com/get-started-with-sql-server/
Gene R. Browning
Technical Lead
United States United States
I have extensive experience in the Information Technology field utilizing a broad range of technologies in a variety of industries with significant knowledge of Information Technology Management, Database Development, Database Administration, Database Architecture/Design, Transactional/ETL Application Development and Data Warehousing.
Halit Yurttaş
Software Developer (Senior)
Turkey Turkey
Senior software developer working over 15+ years. Familiar wide range development experience as database, service, game, multiplatform etc applications. Have turkish blog is http://halityurttas.com.tr for looking somethings.
Manjuke Fernando
Technical Lead Air Liquide Industrial Services (Singapore)
Singapore Singapore
My passion lies in building business intelligence and data-based solutions, writing about things I work with and talking about it. New technologies relevant to my line of work interest me and I am often seen playing with early releases of such technologies.

My current role involves architecting and building a variety of data solutions, providing database maintenance and administration support, building the organization’s data practice, and training and mentoring peers.

My aspiration over the next several years is to achieve higher competency and recognition in the field of Data Analytics and move into a career of data science.


Specialities: SQL Server, T-SQL Development, SQL Server Administration, SSRS, SSIS, C#, ASP.Net, Crystal Reports
Michael Ecklin
United States United States
No Biography provided
Miljan Radovic
Australia Australia
Business Intelligence Professional passionate about turning data into meaningful information and helping business grow and make better "data-driven" decisions.
Nathan Minier
Software Developer
United States United States
Specialized in Web Application back-end development using .NET(C#)
Neal Pandey
Technical Lead / Consultant
United States United States
I am a Full Stack Web Developer/Architect with 15+ years of experience. My primarily expertise is in building Web Application on .NET stack but I do often indulge in open source technologies and NoSQL world. C# and SQL are my favorite languages but I don't mind learning anything new which makes life easier for us. My genuine interest in software technology motivates me to evaluate different technologies and develop solution that suits the best.
Neeraj Prasad Sharma
Software Developer (Senior) Netprophets Cyberworks Pvt Ltd
India India
Neeraj Prasad Sharma is a SQL Server developer who started his work as a dot net programmer.
He loves SQL Server query optimizer`s capability to process the queries optimally.
For the last six years he has been experimenting and testing Query Optimizer default behavior and if something goes wrong his goal is to identify the reason behind it and fix it.
Rahul S Chavhan
Software Developer
India India
No Biography provided
RahulBansode
Program Manager
United States United States
- Over 12 years of experience in IT Industry and performed various roles Including Associate Project Manager, Project Lead, Sr. Software Engineer.
- Performed various operations like Delivery, Managing, Designing, Analysis, Development, Implementation and Testing/Reviewing software products and applications
- Over 6+ years of experience in Customer Engagement, Delivery, and Project Management.
- Excellent skills in Project Management, Customer Expectation Management, Inter-personal communication, Team Building and Analysis
- Executed various project on domain likes Capital Market, Corporate Banking, Retail Banking, Exhibition Industry etc.
- Executed various projects developed on Microsoft Platforms technologies like .NET, C#, VB.Net, ASP. Net, MVC, WCF, WPF, VC++, MS SQL Server.

Specialties: Microsoft .Net Platform, SQL Server, Finance Domain, Project Management
rerhart585
Software Developer
United States United States
No Biography provided
Roman Ivantsov
Architect Pulsar Informatics, Inc
United States United States
No Biography provided
Sachin Makwana
Software Developer
India India
No Biography provided
sajidur rahman
Bangladesh Bangladesh
No Biography provided
Shamim Uddin
Software Developer Amber Software Solution Ltd.
Bangladesh Bangladesh
Hi, I am Shamim Uddin.Working with Microsoft Technologies.
Shashangka Shekhar
Software Developer (Senior) s3 Innovate Pte Ltd
Bangladesh Bangladesh
Hi, I am Shashangka Shekhar,

Working with Microsoft Technologies. Since March 2011, it was my first step to working with Microsoft Technologies, achieved bachelor’s degree on Computer Science from State University of Bangladesh(Dhaka). Have 8+ years of professional experience, currently working as Senior Software Engineer at s3 Innovate Pte Ltd.

I believe in desire of learning & also love to be a part of .Net Community by sharing knowledge’s.
Suvendu Shekhar Giri
Software Developer
India India
No Biography provided
syed shanu
Team Leader
India India
Microsoft MVP | Code Project MVP | CSharp Corner MVP | Author | Blogger and always happy to Share what he knows to others. MyBlog

My Interview on Microsoft TechNet Wiki Ninja Link
Vincent Maverick Durano
Architect
United States United States
A code monkey who loves to drink beer, play guitar and listen to music.

My Tech Blog: https://vmsdurano.com/
My Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuabaYm8QH4b1MAclaRp-3Q

I currently work as a Solutions Architect and we build "cool things" to help people improve their health.

With over 14 years of professional experience working as a Sr. Software Engineer specializing mainly on Web and Mobile apps using Microsoft technologies. My exploration into programming began at the age of 15;Turbo PASCAL, C, C++, JAVA, VB6, Action Scripts and a variety of other equally obscure acronyms, mainly as a hobby. After several detours, I am here today on the VB.NET to C# channel. I have worked on Web Apps + Client-side technologies + Mobile Apps + Micro-services + REST APIs + Event Communication + Databases + Cloud + Containers , which go together like coffee crumble ice cream.

I have been awarded Microsoft MVP each year since 2009, awarded C# Corner MVP for 2015, 2016,2017 and 2018, CodeProject MVP, MVA, MVE, Microsoft Influencer, Dzone MVB, Microsoft ASP.NET Site Hall of Famer with All-Star level and a regular contributor at various technical community websites such as CSharpCorner, CodeProject, ASP.NET and TechNet.

Books written:
" Book: Understanding Game Application Development with Xamarin.Forms and ASP.NET
" Book (Technical Reviewer): ASP.NET Core and Angular 2
" EBook: Dockerizing ASP.NET Core and Blazor Applications on Mac
" EBook: ASP.NET MVC 5- A Beginner's Guide
" EBook: ASP.NET GridView Control Pocket Guide

Contest Entries and Requirements

  1. The contest period covers the the first day of the month 12AM US Eastern Standard Time and ends the final day of the month at 11:59:59 PM US Eastern Standard Time. All entries must be submitted during this period in order to qualify.
  2. Entries must be an article, or blog entry.
  3. With the exception of the Everything Else category, the article must be tagged with at least one of the tags corresponding to that competition's category (for example, to enter the C# Competition you would need to tag your article with a C# tag).
  4. Articles entries must follow the CodeProject submission guidelines.
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  6. Articles may only be considered for a single category. If an article is eligible for multiple categories (for example, it pertains to both the C# and Web Dev categories), CodeProject editors and judges will decide which category the article shall be entered in.
  7. No author can be nominated twice in the same category.
  8. If an author writes has two separate articles, each article may be considered in their respective categories provided none of the aforementioned rules are broken. For example, if an author wrote two separate articles, one related to C# and one related to VB.NET, the author and articles could be nominated in the C# and VB.NET competitions, respectively.
  9. In the event an author wins multiple competitions, and repeat, identical prizes, the number of prizes issued is solely at the discretion of the prize issuer.
  10. In the event an article has multiple authors and/or contributors, the number of prizes issued is solely at the discretion of the prize issuer.
  11. In the event of a tie, the number of prizes issued is solely at the discretion of the prize issuer.
  12. Multiple votes from the same IP will be automatically disqualified.
  13. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  14. Only those who live in jurisdictions in which this contest is legal may enter.
  15. Any breach of the rules and the prize will be awarded to the runner up.
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