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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 […]

Code is never finished, only abandoned.

I enjoy reading a little bit right before bed, and I’m a big fan of Uncle John’s Bathroom Readers. Where else can you read short articles about Star Wars trivia, how the invention of currency came about, and the famous hoaxes of the last century all in one sitting?

Anyway, I found […]

“Don’t Panic!” A FastForms/VBA project goes awry….

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, which was a radio show back in the 70’s, is near and dear to the hearts of many geeks. It branched out into many forms, including books and video games, over the years. What I remember most fondly is the Commodore 64 […]

VBA and Yellow Mnemonic Inconsistencies

When a screen has been customized with VBA, the mnemonic background is yellow. The reason for this is for the admin, or Made2Manage techs, to quickly determine whether a screen has been customized or not. FastForms customizations are designated by an italicized mnemonic.

Over the years, I’ve noticed a few […]

Hold On To Your Butts… (You Need a Test Server)

In a previous post, I emphasized the importance of testing customizations.

The Made2Manage implementation consultants that I’ve known have all recommended having a practice company. The directions for creating one are posted on M2M Expert, and of course this is a necessity. However, I take it a step further and keep a […]

What we got here is… failure to communicate.

“What we got here is… failure to communicate.”- Cool Hand Luke

In a previous post, I described my basic process for creating customizations. For many programmers, writing code is much easier than communicating with users, so I’d like to expound upon that process.

Essentially, the problem is this. The user should […]

First learn stand, then learn fly. Nature rule, Daniel-san, not mine. (VBA)

Typically, “Hello World” is the first bit of programming we all do. It is the simplest, and most basic way to interact with the computer, essentially Marco Polo for adults.

Important: All information on this site is provided “as is” for informational purposes only.
In particular, all code samples are provided “as is” without […]

VBA Tips and Why Dalton Should be a Beta Tester

Now that I’m sure you’re all fired up about learning VBA the next question has to be….

How do I learn VBA?

I’m glad you asked. Have you taken class “M2M Foundations and VBAe” or watched the pre-recorded version? If not, stop reading now and go do that first. After you’ve done that the best […]

Code you write is twice as sweet as code purchased.

“Money won is twice as sweet as money earned.” – Paul Newman

At this point you may be asking yourself, “David, why should I bother learning all of this stuff? I don’t have the slightest idea how to write VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) code.”

Why Learn VBA?

There are many […]