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Forum: Modules & VBA Today, 06:43 AM
Replies: 33
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Posted By The_Doc_Man
Re: can't figure where I'm going wrong

There is an inherent flaw in using "LIKE" on a date field that hasn't been translated to text.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/visual-basic/language-reference/operators/like-operator
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Forum: Introduce Yourself Today, 06:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 20
Posted By The_Doc_Man
Re: hiii

Well, hi Roy. You've got to remember one sage bit of advice: Whereever you go, there you are.
Forum: Introduce Yourself Today, 06:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 38
Posted By The_Doc_Man
Re: Hi folks

You are welcome here. By the way, regarding hosting: Our host's name is Jon, though he rarely posts here any more.
Forum: General Yesterday, 09:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 75
Posted By The_Doc_Man
Re: sending text messages by email

Adam, thanks for that. It helps me understand a sequence of messages I got on my e-mail and my home phone. Someone apparently hacked AT&T to get account information and I got essentially an...
Forum: Queries Yesterday, 09:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 153
Posted By The_Doc_Man
Re: Undefined function 'Nz' in expression

I was able to open the query.

Why did you post a Firefox message when the problem should have been an Access message box?
Forum: The Watercooler Yesterday, 08:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 316
Posted By The_Doc_Man
Re: what's your most complex VBA code project?

After a while, I settled for "paragraph" comments at the beginning of any sequence. But if there was any crucial moment where an answer had been developed, I demanded that it get a special comment....
Forum: The Watercooler Yesterday, 08:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,171
Posted By The_Doc_Man
Re: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex

And sell maps to the tourists so they could drive by the estate of royalty!

For our UK friends, the "Map to Hollywood Star Homes" is a real thing! Not just a joke in movies. My aunt bought one...
Forum: Introduce Yourself Yesterday, 08:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 89
Posted By The_Doc_Man
Re: Hi from Denmark

Hello, Niels, and welcome. Glad you came here for help.
Forum: The Watercooler Yesterday, 08:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 590
Posted By The_Doc_Man
Re: Is OOP actually useful?

One of many milestones in my career was the absolute realization that people will do the damnedest, dumbest things - without hesitation. We have had programs that crashed because some minimum-wage...
Forum: The Watercooler Yesterday, 07:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 501
Posted By The_Doc_Man
Re: what does your username mean?

There is little doubt that as society developed and people started leading family names, occupations led to some of the more common family names.

Farmer - as a last name, obviously, was a family...
Forum: Site Suggestions Yesterday, 07:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 428
Posted By The_Doc_Man
Re: session timeout

Well, it narrows down the number of places to look, doesn't it?
Forum: The Watercooler 11-16-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 590
Posted By The_Doc_Man
Re: Is OOP actually useful?

Not at all, but I have two thoughts to offer.

First: How do we know it hasn't started already? Consider the current furor over the the fact that folks who say something around their phone start...
Forum: Site Suggestions 11-16-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 428
Posted By The_Doc_Man
Re: session timeout

Using Firefox, I do not have this problem. Other folks also claim to not have the problem. It is going to be one of your settings and I've run through my list of "usual suspects" on this one with...
Forum: The Watercooler 11-16-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 501
Posted By The_Doc_Man
Re: what does your username mean?

At one point when I was in the oil & gas industry, we had four Toms in the same group. We started calling them according to last initial, as Tom Z., Tom L., etc.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 11-16-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 114
Posted By The_Doc_Man
Re: Hi from Germany

Then, there is the Yale Law of Incomplete Communication:

"I know you believe you understand what you think I said, but I am not sure whether you realize that what you heard me say wasn't what I...
Forum: Tables 11-15-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 276
Posted By The_Doc_Man
Re: Table Design & Relationships

One of the most important skills that you need to learn is alternation of scope. There will be times when you need to get into the weeds. There will be time that you have to look at the overgrown...
Forum: Site Suggestions 11-15-2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 428
Posted By The_Doc_Man
Re: session timeout

You can see the cookies in the appropriate folder? Can you see the dates in them?

At this point, I am out of my depth. If the cookies are still present and still have valid / usable dates, then...
Forum: Site Suggestions 11-15-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 428
Posted By The_Doc_Man
Re: session timeout

The only way for you to lose that identity is if you lose "persistent cookies" - which is how your identity retention is implemented. EITHER the web site set a short expiration on you OR you have...
Forum: The Watercooler 11-15-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 300
Posted By The_Doc_Man
Re: why do IT people insist on internet communication?

Adam, I was not in on the business end of that situation. I was a contractor, and the company contracts were ALWAYS 1 year plus 4 extensions of 1 year each. In essence, if you screwed the pooch,...
Forum: Site Suggestions 11-15-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 428
Posted By The_Doc_Man
Re: session timeout

That is how long a session token (stored in a cookie) will remain valid, but that usually applies to financial sites, sales sites, and certain government sites. However, validity of a login on a...
Forum: The Watercooler 11-15-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 501
Posted By The_Doc_Man
Re: what does your username mean?

Whereas I, as a government contractor, was considered to be neither.
Forum: The Watercooler 11-15-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 316
Posted By The_Doc_Man
Re: what's your most complex VBA code project?

This is exactly why when I was a development team leader three jobs ago that I told my team we were going to make code one day and if it tested OK, we would document it immediately after the test. ...
Forum: The Watercooler 11-15-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 105
Posted By The_Doc_Man
Re: sessions vs. tokens vs. cookies

When I was with the gummint, I used a smart card with an embedded certificate. However, at home I use a long password that would pass older standards regarding use of upper and lower case, digits,...
Forum: Site Suggestions 11-15-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 428
Posted By The_Doc_Man
Re: session timeout

Adam, you might try reading a little closer. I told you where look in the post where I gave the link. This isn't about a browser setting. It is a system-wide setting. I'm going to presume that...
Forum: The Watercooler 11-14-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 590
Posted By The_Doc_Man
Re: Is OOP actually useful?

Adam, since you are familiar with Alan Turing and The Imitation Game, you would perhaps recognize this paraphrase from when A.T. is being interviewed by the police, having been picked up on suspicion...
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