James T. Stanley

James T.
Stanley

James T. Stanley is the director of research and development at PTECH, a document management software developer in Muncie, Indiana. He's written articles for Visual Basic Programmer's Journal and Inside VB and spoken at PASS Europe 2000. His SQL Server specialties include server-side COM automation and nontraditional data structure modeling.

Articles
Using sp_DisplayOAErrorInfo
SQL Server's sp_OAGetErrorInfo stored procedure provides all the information you need to pass up to your application's middle and client tiers when an error occurs.
Data Type Conversion
T-SQL's data types don’t map one-to-one with data types in other programming languages.
Extend SQL Server with COM Automation 1
Use SQL Server’s built-in COM automation environment to automate COM objects from within stored procedures and integrate SQL Server with other systems.

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