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Technical Tip: Having mEnable Use Windows Authentication to Login to SQL Server
Technical Tip: Associating a Name with a Variable
Technical Tip: Making an Edit control required
Technical Tip from "Dr. DeeBee": Having mEnable Use Windows Authentication to Login to SQL Server
One way to establish a SQL Server connection is to provide a user name and password. Alternatively, SQL Server has a way to verify your credentials based on your network login (in the setup of a SQL Server ODBC datasource, this is refered to as "Windows NT authentication using the network login ID"). Here how to setup mEnable Use Windows Authentication.
Technical Tip from "Dr. DeeBee": Associating a Name with a Variable
Within your form, you may use variables. By just looking at the variable reference (@var(0), @var(1), etc.), there is no way to really know what kind of data it holds. Is it an employee id? An age? A record counter? Starting in Visual CE version 12.1, you can associate an alias (a.k.a. a name) with a variable.
Technical Tip from "Dr. DeeBee": Making an Edit control required
To makea an edit control required, all you have to do is set the miniumum number of characters to be non-zero. Here are step-by-step instructions on how to do that.
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