Ken Miller

Ken
Miller

Ken Miller is chief technology officer for 32XTech, a firm specializing in seminars.

Articles
Linking Objects with the Grid DTC
Parent/child relationships made simple.
Getting to Know Grid DTC
In less than five minutes, you can use the Grid DTC in Microsoft Visual InterDev 6.0 to display data from a SQL Server table or view on a Web page in an attractive HTML table.
OLAP Terminology 1
Developers of OLAP and multidimensional databases speak their own language and use terms such as cubes, dimensions, measures, and members.
MDAC Installs with English Query
English Query 7.0 installs Microsoft Data Access Components 2.1, which can cause problems on your devleopment machine.
The Amazing English Query Tool
SQL Server 7.0's English Query tool lets your Web site's visitors use a simple English phrase to find any information in the database.
The Ins and Outs of Data Access
As Visual Basic and SQL Server evolve, data-access options increase. Microsoft offers five primary interfaces, and several of those have various flavors. Examine the interface options and tips for choosing the best interface for your project.

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