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Having a day off from the salt mine, fire up the home PC and do a little fiddling, install office 365, I had VS 2005, 2008, 2013 & 2015. 365 took so blooming long, I got bored and wandered off. Came back to PC this am and found 365, VS 2005 & 2008 working, 2013 & 2015 not. I was under the impression that 2015 was under the community licence and wouldn't time out, it appears to have... , pretty much all the software that I have written is in 2008 so I am okay from that perspective, but can I reset the community licence...
I have a small java program running SQL against our ERP running on iSeries DB2 to create CSV to be fed to another system. All was OK until recently something happened and the data doesn't look right. SQL query was giving exact result as expected when run via WinSQL. We found one of the column wasn't getting right data. All the values were 0.0 . Column in question is of type Decimal(17,6).
I started debugging and found different behavior using ODBC connection vs using direct JDBC driver.
Class.forName("sun.jdbc.odbc.JdbcOdbcDriver"); // This gives proper data
Class.forName("com.ibm.as400.access.AS400JDBCDriver"); // This converts it to null.
I tried every combination for the JDBC driver. getString, getBigDecimal, getObject. All resulted in null value. I tried 3 different version of driver jar files and they are all the same. Something is not right with the driver.
Zen and the art of software maintenance : rm -rf *
Maths is like love : a simple idea but it can get complicated.
So tried a couple of data recovery tool recommended by folks here in my last thread.
GetDataback showed a bunch of files and folders as it was canning, but then said "No files found" when it completed
I then tried R-Studio. That found only a few files. Recovering them produces some strange files that I've never seen before.
Finally I just got don running Eassos Recovery. I said it found 1543 files. That looked promising. So I paid the $0 for a license and restored them.. None of the files ever belonged to me. In a folder called "Document Files" it produced 92 PDF files. All of them are various language manuals for "My Book Essential" - the old external hard drive enclosure that went bad.
It also produced 1028 video files. None will play. No idea what they are.
In all, nothing it produced is even close to the data I had on that HD before
So at this point I'm out $40 AND all my data.
I'm open to any other recovery options. I may try bringing the drive to a pro but they'll probably just use the same tools I had.
If it's not broken, fix it until it is.
Everything makes sense in someone's mind.
Ya can't fix stupid.