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Authoring an EnterpriseDB report with Report Builder 2.0

by Jayaram Krishnaswamy | June 2009 | Open Source

This article by Dr. Jayaram Krishnaswamy shows step-by-step how you may retrieve data from a database on a Postgres Plus server and display the results in a report generated using Report Builder 2.0. Report Builder 2.0 is a report building and maintaining tool provided with SQL Server 2008. The evaluation version of SQL Server 2008 Enterprise edition was used in this tutorial. Report data is obtained via an ODBC DSN. The connection uses an EnterpriseDB ODBC driver that gets installed on the computer when EnterpriseDB is installed.

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Navigating the Online Drupal Community

by Marjorie Roswell | May 2009 | Content Management Drupal Open Source PHP

Drupal.org is an amazing resource rich in conversations, modules, documentation, patches, and more. In this article by Marjorie Roswell, we cover some important skills for use on the hefty site: how to interact with the issue queue and how to create and apply patch files. We'll also look at some additional helpful online resources.

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Competitive Service and Contract Management in SAP Business ONE Implementation: Part 1

by Wolfgang Niefert | May 2009 | Architecture & Analysis

In this article by Wolfgang Niefert, we will take a closer look at the service module to evaluate potential actions that are triggered, based on service-related information. The concept introduced here will utilize the service module features to establish a guaranteed response time for customers. You will see that there are various angles to look at service. In addition to its more traditional view, service can be used to establish a service-level-type management for customers and the related sales opportunities. Basically, the service module can be used as a sophisticated alert system.

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Competitive Service and Contract Management in SAP Business ONE Implementation: Part 2

by Wolfgang Niefert | May 2009 | Architecture & Analysis

In this article by Wolfgang Niefert, we will cover the following topics:

  • Service workflow (from setup to operation) – In this section, we will configure the service module in a step-by-step manner.
  • Limitations of the SAP service module – Based on the available features, we will discuss potential limitations of the service module.
  • Evaluate potential add-ons for service – Add-ons which are proven to enhance the service module features, are available to overcome the limitations.
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Exceptions and Logging in Apache Struts 2

by Dave Newton | May 2009 | Open Source

In this article on Apache Struts 2 by Dave Newton, we'll cover something mundane but critical—exception handling and logging. We will explore:

  • The Struts 2 declarative exception handling mechanism
  • Some general exception handling practices that will help us create robust applications
  • Logging configuration and practices to help us take a peek inside our application's execution, and help determine what went wrong when errors occur
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