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At Data Warehouse Consultants we solve complex technical issues every day.  Here are some technical tips.

Getting Started with ASP.NET Web Forms and MS Visual Studio

The .NET Framework (pronounced dot net) is a software framework developed by Microsoft that runs primarily on Microsoft Windows. It includes a large class library known as Framework Class Library (FCL) and provides language interoperability (each language can use code written in other languages) across several programming languages. Programs written for .NET Framework execute in […]

Using Google Apps

Google Apps for Work (formerly Google Apps for Business) is a suite of cloud computing productivity and collaboration software tools and software offered on a subscription basis by Google. It includes Google’s popular web applications including Gmail, Google Drive, Google Hangouts, Google Calendar, and Google Docs. While these products are available to consumers free of […]

Introduction to AWS (Amazon Web Services)

Amazon Web Services is a collection of remote computing services, also called web services, that make up a cloud computing platform offered by Amazon.com. These services are based out of 11 geographical regions across the world. To learn more about Cloud Computing please click here.   The following are some resources to learn about Amazon […]

Development in Sqoop 1 vs Sqoop 2

I was working on a project last week to load data into a HDFS-based Hive database. This was essentially a periodic load so Sqoop appeared to be the best tool for the job. My small project consisted of the following goals: – Connect Sqoop to SQL Server and/or Oracle instances – Export a set of […]

Header/Detail XML Query in Oracle

On a client project today we had the need to create a table from an XML data file sent in a hierarchical format. The XML file contains multiple orders. Each order is for a particular store which is provided inside a header tag. Each store can order multiple items which are provided via sub tags […]

ASP.NET Issue: The SqlDataSource control does not have a naming container…

I have received the following .NET error several times in the past when developing nested databound controls. I have found the solution does not have good coverage on the Internet. The curious thing about this error is that it does not appear until 2nd or 3rd postback on the page. [box]The SqlDataSource control does not […]