[ILUG] RE it must exist
John P. Looney
valen at tuatha.org
Tue Jul 13 12:02:58 IST 2004
On Tue, Jul 13, 2004 at 11:20:59AM +0100, Anton Whalley mentioned:
> You could try
> IMHO these yokes can be a little dangerous.
> You need to be clear about your intentions with the app.
> If you are going to fire and forget the app then they are great but in most
> scenarios whatever you generate often needs extending and there is a risk that you
> then have to start ploughing through someone's concept of a
> 4GL to modify the functionality which in turn means that you waste more time than
> you originally anticipated.
> If you are using an SQL Server 2000 a quick fix would be to use the xml functionality
> and put a XSLT in front of it. You could alias your fields to tell the sheet what
> to do with the data.
Hmm. Mad, I didn't think it could do that. But yes, I'm looking for
something that'll keep code and data structure separate. So, I can add new
fields, and never have to change the code.
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