Michael P. Deignan

Michael P.
Deignan

Michael P. Deignan is an associate technical editor for Windows IT Pro and president of Ideamation, a consulting firm based in Rhode Island.

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Permissions in SQL Server 7.0
You can customize security within your application by using SQL Server's system tables to control application security.
Column-Level Application Security
Column-level security is a terrific tool for restricting access to specific columns within a database table.
Using SQL Server 6.5 for Application Control
With a basic understanding of how SQL Server stores permission information within the sysprotects table, you can construct nearly any type of application control.
Crystal Reports 7.0 6
Crystal Reports 7.0, the latest release of Seagate Software's widely used and highly acclaimed report writer, provides a sophisticated graphical report designer that you can use with many databases.

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