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Fuck Microsoft
Microsoft Access is a piece of shit.  I have a text file with close on 100,000 records which will not fit into anything BUT MS Access, but access won't load it giving some stupid error message which doesn't actually tell you what it wrong.

The truly annoying part is if you let it assign its own data types... it loads the damn data but loses two of the fields because it wants them to be integers - but it's a text reference field which is too damn big to be stored as a integer.

If you change the field to text you get the stupid error message.

I've had to edit the file into small chucks so I can load it into excel - how fucking stupid is that?

I hate Microsoft.

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mrmist From: mrmist Date: May 1st, 2007 05:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
You could try SQL Server express edition. Would let you import the data and churn it out in some other format.
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: May 2nd, 2007 10:58 am (UTC) (Link)
I've been asking for an SQL server for a while - this might be the time I finally get it! :) I know our corp has licences, they are just a bit tight when it comes to handing them out!
wan1 From: wan1 Date: May 1st, 2007 06:26 pm (UTC) (Link)

Microsoft is.....

..... not all you hoped it would be?!!!! No good having a hissy-fit though. All will turn out well in the end, I'm sure.

Not very helpful eh?

Appropriate choice of music I thought. Teehee. Sorry, sorry.

LYL's xx

paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: May 2nd, 2007 10:59 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Microsoft is.....

After a couple beers at the pub I felt much better.
staceypie From: staceypie Date: May 2nd, 2007 12:13 am (UTC) (Link)
access is probably the most worthless piece of shit ever created for a pc.
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: May 2nd, 2007 03:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hey - long time no see! :)
From: (Anonymous) Date: December 4th, 2007 09:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
MS Access is ok, but MS SQL SERVER 2005 express is the worst piece of m,allware i had ever seen.

Such buggy, inconsistent, error prone garbage cannot be seen in the universe.

Examples of older versions (so called AdwentureWorks) even cannot be created via scripts, or attached woth Mannagement Tools (LOL).

Fuck Microsoft forewer.
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