Category Archives: IT

Date continued

When you have the DateID as an int that represents a real date it can be good to be able to use SSIS to convert datetime to int in an easy way. In this blog post by Mike Davis shows … Continue reading

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Page numbers in SSRS when exporting to word

Recently I had some problems when developing a report in SSRS that needed to be exported to word. In the page header I wanted to display the page number in the following format: page x(y) Should be simple enough =”Sida … Continue reading

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Creating and populating a date dimension with Swedish or Norwegian weeks

Quite often when you work with analyzing data you need to be able to see your KPI’s per day, week or some other time-frame. Both Sweden and Norway has a fairly unusual way to handle week numbers which might make … Continue reading

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SSIS – How to handle sensitive data

While working with developing SSIS you will eventually have to deploy your packages to a production environment. Chances are that you run in to this error message Error at  []: Failed to decrypt protected XML node “DTS:Password” with error 0x8009000B … Continue reading

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SSIS naming conventions

I would suggest using the following naming conventions when working with naming conventions. Why? Naming conventions are good as it makes it easier for you and your fellow developers to read the existing packages. Why this set? The list comes … Continue reading

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SSIS Script component task

Are you getting some weird errors while working with the Script component task in SSIS? I got errors like Ambiguity between Input0Buffer.x and Input0Buffer.x or The name ‘Output0Buffer’ does not exist in the current context and while googling the errors … Continue reading

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Problems with timezones?

So here I am trying to install modx revolution on a Virtual LAMP server hosted somewhere outside my home. After setting up the basic things on the VPS such as Apache2, MySQL-server and the such I download modx revolution, crete … Continue reading

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How to check the version on your Ubuntu server

Do you have a virtual private server (VPS) somewhere and want to know exactly what version of Ubuntu you’re running? From your termnial type: cat /etc/lsb-release for me that returns the following DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu DISTRIB_RELEASE=10.04 DISTRIB_CODENAME=lucid DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION=”Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS” So, is … Continue reading

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