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About chanmingman

Since March 2011 Microsoft Live Spaces migrated to Wordpress (http://www.pcworld.com/article/206455/Microsoft_Live_Spaces_Moves_to_WordPress_An_FAQ.html) till now, I have is over 1 million viewers. This blog is about more than 50% telling you how to resolve error messages, especial for Microsoft products. The blog also has a lot of guidance teaching you how to get stated certain Microsoft technologies. The blog also uses as a help to keep my memory. The blog is never meant to give people consulting services or silver bullet solutions. It is a contribution to the community. Thanks for your support over the years. Ming Man is Microsoft MVP since year 2006. He is a software development manager for a multinational company. With 25 years of experience in the IT field, he has developed system using Clipper, COBOL, VB5, VB6, VB.NET, Java and C #. He has been using Visual Studio (.NET) since the Beta back in year 2000. He and the team have developed many projects using .NET platform such as SCM, and HR based applications. He is familiar with the N-Tier design of business application and is also an expert with database experience in MS SQL, Oracle and AS 400.

SSIS Control Flow Conditional

This short blog showing you how to create conditional in SSIS Control Flow. 1. Drag Script Task to your Control Flow. 2. Put another two of any component in the Control Flow. For here, you can see I have one … Continue reading

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SSIS Loop XML files in folder

This short blog is showing you how to loop through the XML files in a folder using SSIS. This is modified from http://www.sqlis.com/post/Looping-over-files-with-the-Foreach-Loop.aspx. Below highlight the key elements for the loop. At first, do have varFileName and varSourceFolder variables, and … Continue reading

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SSIS how to use Row Count

This short writing shows you the right approach to use Row Count Component in SSIS. This writing assume you know what is Row Count and how to use the Row Count despite the right or wrong way. Just be reminded … Continue reading

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SSMS Upgrade from 17.x to 17.3

This blog shows you SSMS Upgrade from 17.x to 17.3 without first uninstall the existing SSMS. Previously to upgrade SSMS I need to manual the previous version of SSMS until this version, 17.3. I was using 17,1, when I have … Continue reading

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Passing PRINCE2 Foundation Exam

This short article gives you some hints to pass PRINCE2 Foundation Exam. As many sources out there to help me to pass this exam. Go to the file share here https://1drv.ms/f/s!AuZYHSwsevw1hh1FT8nTPAMItRrq. The key sample question file sorted by ranked of … Continue reading

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DateTime.ParseExact String was not recognized as a valid DateTime

This short blog shows one of the possible causes of the error “String was not recognized as a valid DateTime”. You have a code DateTime dte = DateTime.ParseExact(“2017-07-28”, “YYYY-MM-DD”, provider); The code seems fine but actually it is not. The … Continue reading

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Message=ORA-01843: not a valid month

This short blog is to resolve .NET C# insert a record to Oracle table with date format You will very likely get the error Message=ORA-01843: not a valid month when you insert a record to Oracle table with date format … Continue reading

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