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Most useful for hardware registers and even software registers. You can view register broadly via the long/int/short or via the fields contained within it. Save a copy:
myCopyReg.bits = mySrcReg.bits. As a bonus your get a copy of the "undefined" bits.
Thank you for this posting.
I am currently working on the conversion of some very old FORTRAN software for the NASA Voyager data processing as we are one of the instrument teams still working the Voyager Interstellar Mission and I have been struggling to find an option in C# to do exactly this, i.e. as mentioned in a reply this is like the FORTRAN COMMON BLOCK statement.
Now I think I will be able to finish my conversion project a lot easier than attempting to write my own version of a COMMON statement and figuring out how to implement all of the various possibilities.
Jerry W. Manweiler, Ph.D.
Fundamental Technologies, LLC
I'm looking for some guidance on best practices for data dictionaries.
I've seen them done poorly (i.e. a dump of sys.columns from the database), sometimes with a brief description but I've never seen them done usefully.
I guess, to provide more context, I'm looking at this more from an analyst perspective, wanting to query a database rather than work with or enhance the application that uses the database.
The sort of thing I think might be useful would be some commentary on when/where a record can change and how. Has anyone seen documentation at this level?
Another way of looking at the question is: If you have found useful data dictionary documentation on a database (either a transaction application or ODS/DW type of DB) then what specifically made it useful? What did it contain?
Also, what systems are around for tracking this - is Word being used - are there more interactive, automated data dictionary systems around that work well. I know some of the ETL tools try in this space - do they work well or are there independent systems you've liked?
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Taking the lead from JSOP Red-Gate do an excellent suite of tools SQL Toolbelt[^]. They are NOT free, quite expensive actually. We have been using some of their stuff for year but not the documentation tool.
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Google translate isn't being a whole lot of help here:
Mrs. Saving, age 63, the owner of the house heard his cat cats in the back of the house to walk to see that the big boar is eating his own cat. They use a snake bite until the serpent to the wall of the house's mortar by the cats themselves are injured bite the abdomen. Before the rescue team to help.
I think I see what is happening, but ...
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