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What's in a Name?

In the past two weeks, I’ve had two separate people ask me the same question. They want to know how to decrypt the Utuser.dbf file so they can retrieve their user list from M2M.

While I won’t show you how to break M2M encryption, I will give you two simple ways to get your user [...]

Interesting VFP Date Issue

I performed a test migration to M2M Version 6.0 the other day on a test server. After your test server is set up, one of the first steps is to run DBSCAN on your Util database. My scan found a few records with data corruption. One sample record is below:

11/21/09 03:17:39 PM:dbScan: Data Corruption Detected!
11/21/09 [...]

Exporting Memo Fields to Excel. Received Goods (RPREGO)

One of my users came to me with a problem last week, and it’s fairly common. They run a M2M Report that has the data they want, but when they export it, some of the data is missing.

This can happen for a couple of reasons. Tables can be added to a report layout [...]

Sales Order (SO) Screen Challenge

Your accounting manager comes to you with a problem. Being the stellar M2M Professional that you are, you immediately don your cape and tights. What? You don’t wear tights? Umm.. me neither… really…

Anyway, she explains to you that the terms, which are dictated by accounting, are being changed by [...]

What version of Visual FoxPro are you using?

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Recently another user contacted me via e-mail to ask if they should upgrade to Visual FoxPro 9.0. They wondered if they really needed it [...]

Choosing a Made2Manage Consultant

The Bobs – Office Space

As I mentioned in my first post I’ve been working as a Made2Manage Administrator for more than 10 years. However, even if you’ve been one of my regular readers, you may not be aware that I’ve also been an independent consultant for the last several years as [...]

Answers are Easy, the Questions are Hard.

In the past year I’ve been doing a lot of T-SQL (Transact-SQL) programming. My current employer has required a great deal of it, and I have searched out several people and places on the internet to gain this knowledge.

However, as I’ve progressed on this journey I’ve noticed a curious thing. The [...]

It's Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas

I’ve always loved Christmas Lights, but some people go overboard.

M2M can’t be decorated like that, but you can add a touch of holiday spirit. Follow the directions below and you can have your active cell indicator switch daily from green to red, the colors of Christmas.

Free Visual FoxPro Videos

I appreciate free learning opportunities and will periodically share them with readers of this blog, both of you *grin*.

Some time ago I came across the site of Garfield Hudson. Of particular interest to me were his free VFP videos.

The videos are well done, and are worth viewing even for those who work with [...]

Vegas Reflections – Consona Connect 2008

Viva Las Vegas

SQL Administration

Don Rudo was once again on his game and enthusiastically talking about raid arrays, transaction logs, and BACKUPS BACKUPS BACKUPS!!! I had to pop in and out of his sessions to attend the others, but what I saw was very informative. There were a couple of [...]