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Re: Step 1 with Visual Basic

From: Gary <sql(at)4myad(dot)tv>
To: Richard Broersma <richard(dot)broersma(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Step 1 with Visual Basic
Date: 2008-06-17 23:58:31
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Richard Broersma wrote:
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  <pre wrap="">On Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 1:00 PM, Gary <a class="moz-txt-link-rfc2396E" href="mailto:sql(at)4myad(dot)tv">&lt;sql(at)4myad(dot)tv&gt;</a> wrote:
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    <pre wrap="">1.  I'm clicking on Reply.  Is this only going to you and if so should I be
doing something different?
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Ya.  Reply-All is for the benifit of the whole PostgreSQL Community.
This way others listening in can benifit from the discussion and
people more experienced or smarter that I can chime in to correct my
mis-information :o) .  Also the answer is posted to the PostgreSQL
Archieves.  This way the answers are stored for others to research
later.

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    <pre wrap="">2. I know the username and password of the database, nothing else.  When I
first installed the application, I have a vague memory of doing something
and getting "dos looking" window with a prompt.  I believe I had to enter /q
to exit.  I don't remember what I did to get that far.
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these should fill in the missing details
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.connectionstrings.com/?carrier=postgresql">http://www.connectionstrings.com/?carrier=postgresql</a> about connection strings
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms807027.aspx">http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms807027.aspx</a> about connection.open
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://support.sas.com/documentation/tools/oledb/rr_sqliomshare.htm">http://support.sas.com/documentation/tools/oledb/rr_sqliomshare.htm</a>

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    <pre wrap="">3. I understand about 50% of your example.  I need to back up to the
beginning.  Where do I look for "SQL for Dummies?"
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Well, I think there are too many SQL dummies out there, so I would
recommend this book instead ;) :
<a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/bookdescription.cws_home/706077/description#description">http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/bookdescription.cws_home/706077/description#description</a>

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Sorry to be such a pest.&nbsp; If I could understand these documents I
probably wouldn't have to read them.&nbsp; I've been zipping around the net
reading docs but nowhere do they start at the beginning. <br>
<br>
I've rediscovered how to start the interactive terminal and even listed
the commands.&nbsp; Might as well be in Chinese.<br>
<br>
I've searched and Googled but I don't know the jargon and can't get
close to the right topic.<br>
<br>
Seems like step 1 might be to determine the names of the data fields in
the database. (tables &amp; ?).&nbsp; How do I do that?<br>
<br>
Is there a newsgroup with "training wheels"?<br>
<br>
Thanks,<br>
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