Blog of a Web Developer

Steven Neiland

This site is a test bed for everything I learn and is mostly for my own benefit. As such it may be down from time to time and is subject to frequent changes.

Thought of the day: The greatest skill you can teach your children is the ability to think for themselves.

Recent Blog Entries

Resolving directory lookup error on SQLServer backup restore

Published: Apr 6, 2021

Restoring a SQL Server database to a new server with a different file system structure can result in a Directory Lookup error since SQL Server makes assumptions about file locations. Fortunately there is a simple solution by using 'WITH MOVE' ...more

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New Year - New Server - New Direction?

Published: Mar 23, 2021

What happened with the blog and whats next ...more

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Add a JQuery Validate rule for No Date Greater Than Today

Published: Sep 22, 2020

Share this snippet from my archives for adding a JQuery Validate rule which disallows any date greater than today ...more

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Populating a database column with an incrementing value

Published: Aug 25, 2020

Here's a quick way to populate a table column with an incrementing value in sql server. ...more

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You can sort on columns by their column number

Published: Aug 18, 2020

While not a great idea, it is possible (at least in SQL Server) to order on a column by its numeric column number in the query. ...more

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