Adding jQuery to Report Services – (Make parameter field bigger is the reason for doing this in this article)

There are really 2 concepts here which is the reason for the long title. First, adding jQuery to Report Services means hacking 2 install files (.aspx files) of Report Services. If you don’t have someone who has access to the server that is hosting the web pages, it might be hard to get this done. Your IT department might say ‘no way’ but this problem is well known for RS 2008 up to the current – so it is really not a risk – if it breaks, simply fix it – most likely it will never need fixing especially if you are using an older version of RS which is by this point mature. Next to address the width – this article helped. Here is how I did it and who helped me (urls in the code and the links above)… Continue reading

Share Button

Getting info from MS Access

This is a note to keep myself clear on what technology is preferred and when to use it. I understand why programmers use explitives and the F-bomb- MS makes things SOOOO complicated (uninstall and reinstall the 2010 distributable – no matter how ‘installed’ you think it is 🙂 ). Basically Microsoft Access has flip flopped on whether or not ADO or DAO is the preferred choice – here is a history article for interest sake. I used this article to make my choice and they mention lots of other options and details that are good to know. The project is to get MS Access records into AutoCAD tables. It is important to note that ADO and ADO.net are not the same- except the 3 letters. ACEDAO is the latest ADO and DAO is preferred after MS Access 2007 and is re-written from this version onwards. What references to set? I had troubles because my Excel test envuronmnent gave error 429: could not created an active x component. Here is what references worked Continue reading

Share Button