Most Commonly Used Functions in SQL Server 2005/2008

Lastnight I have published an article on Most Commonly Used Functions in SQL Server 2005/2008. This is quite different article than I used to published.

Objective of this article is to put all mostly used function related in SQL Server 2005/2008 under a sinlge article. There are several function that we are used regularly in SQL Server 2005/2008. This article is will a common place for all those function with proper example.

But, I need your help. This Table of Contents and Article is editable by all CodeProject  Silver members and above. What I want you to do is replace the entries in the Table of Contents below add as many as function you aware on SQL Server 2005 or above. This will really help beginners to find out all of them under a single article.

Please Visit here, Most Commonly Used Functions in SQL Server 2005/2008.

Thanks for your support.

My New Article : A Closer Look Inside RAISERROR – SQLServer 2005

Today,  I have published another article on fundamental of RAISERROR in SQL Server 2005. Its all about  internal of RAISERROR, how to use it,  sp_addmessage, use them inside TRY-CATCH etc. If you really interesed, Here is my complete article

A Closer Look Inside RAISERROR – SQLServer 2005

My New Article : Test Your ASP.NET WebServices using SOAP UI

Today I have published another article on Web Service Testing- Using SOAP UI.  This is very important to test our web service before we moved it to production. Soap UI is one of the best tool for test any SOAP Request and Response. If have described the basick overview of that tool so that any one can start from scratch. If you are really intereseted, then please read my article complete  here, Test You Web Service Using Soap UI

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My New Article : Overview of Error in SQL Server 2005 Handling

Today I have published another article on Error Handling in SQL Server 2005. This is all about how we are going to handled errors and exception in T-SQL. I have described basic of  @@ERROR and TRY-CATCH Block with proper example. If you are really intereseted, then please read my article here, Overview of Error Handling in SQL Server 2005

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My New Article : Overview of VIEW in SQL Server 2005

Lastnight I have published another article on fundamental of SQL Server VIEW. Its all about View Creation, Use of View, Description of System View, Schema Binding with view and Encryption of View. If you really interesed, Here is my complete article Overview of View in SQL Server 2005 .

This is the Part 1. In the next part I will write on Parameterized View and Indexing of View
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Prize winner in Competition “Best ASP.NET article of June 2009”

I have own the first prize in the article competition for my article Debug Your ASP.NET Application that Hosted on IIS : Process Attach and Identify which process to attach.. This is second time in this year I have received the prizes from codeproject. Thanks to all of you who read my articles and vote for it.

I have published another article on Remote IIS Debugging in this month. Hope this will also help you.

Please give your suggestion and feedback to improve my articles. Thanks again.

My New Article : Debug your web application Hosted on Remote IIS

Lastnight I have published another article on debugging of ASP.NET article which hosted on Remote IIS Server. Its all about the how to msvsmon.exe and its configuration. If you really interesed, Here is my complete article Remote IIS Debugging : Debug your ASP.NET Application which is hosted on “Remote IIS Server”
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XSL Transformation : Rendering XML using XSL – HTML Output

Overview

Some times we need to display the XML data in our web application in specific format. XSLT provides the ability to display the XML document in some specific format like HTML, PDF etc. We can select a a XML file or a portion of XML File and using XSL Transformation we can display in some specific format.

SampleFlow

An XSL transformation need an XML document to transform and an XSL style sheet describing how the transformation will take place. An XSLT engine then transforms the XML document via the XSL style sheet and will produce the output in the format specified by the style sheet.

Here I am just going to show you how we can display a XML data using XSL in our web page and which will help beginners to start with. This is an sample application. The XSL, which I have used over here is very simple. If you want to learn details on XSL please read tutorials from W3School.
 

 

How to Implement ?

1. Create Data Base :

Rather than reading the data from xml, I have read the data from database. First of all I have create an DB Student with table name “StudentDetails” . Table contain some dummy data like,

db

2. Add XSL File

Before, reading the data from database, we have to create the XSL file, We can add XSL file by just right click on the project > Add New Item >Select XSLT File

AddXSL

I have put the xsl file in a specific folder called XSL .
 

 

FileH
 

 

3. Desing XSL

Now, Designing XSL is one of the important task, and there are many things that related with XSL . In my case, this is very simple XSL, but if you need to learn in details, I will suggest you to read from W3School. First of all have a look into the XML data which I have got from the dataset.

xml

And based on that we need to desing the XSL File. Below is the StudentDetails XSL

 

 

</span>

<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform">
 <xsl:template match="/">
<table width="100%" align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="1"
 style="background-color:#123456;font-family:verdana;font-size:10pt;border:1">
<tr>
<td  width="10%"  align="left" >
 Roll</td>
<td width="70%" align="left">
 Name</td>
<td width="20%" align="left">
 Address</td>
</tr>
</table>
<xsl:for-each select="Students/Table">
<table width="100%" align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="1"
 style="font-family:verdana;font-size:10pt;border:1">
<tr >
<td  width="10%"  align="left"   >
 <xsl:value-of select="Roll"/></td>
<td width="70%" align="left" >
 <xsl:value-of select="Name"/></td>
<td  width="20%" align="left" >
 <xsl:value-of select="Address"/></td>
</tr>
</table>
</xsl:for-each>
 </xsl:template>
</xsl:stylesheet>

<span style="font-family: Verdana; font-size: x-small;">

Now, have a look into the code,

Read the data from database and put it into dataset. We can easily get the XML from dataset using.


string XMLString=ds.GetXml();

Below code is used to read data from database

public string strstudentDetails = string.Empty;
 protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
 {
 string    _strConnectionString = "Data Source=.\\sqlexpress;Initial Catalog=Student;Integrated Security=True";
 string _strquery = "select * from studentDetails";
 SqlConnection con = new SqlConnection(_strConnectionString);
 DataSet ds = new DataSet("Students");
 SqlDataAdapter da = new SqlDataAdapter(_strquery, con);
 da.Fill(ds);
 //Get the XML From DataSet
 string strXML = ds.GetXml();
 strstudentDetails=GetHtml(Server.MapPath("~/xsl/studentDetails.xsl"), strXML);
 }

GetHtml function actually doing the job. Its taking XSL Stylesheet and XML data as parameter and returning the html output

 

 

 

 

/// <summary>
 /// Get HTML From XML and XSL
 /// </summary>
 ///
<param name="xsltPath">XSL File Path</param>
 ///
<param name="xml">XML String</param>
 /// <returns>HTML Output</returns>
 public static string GetHtml(string xsltPath, string xml)
 {
 MemoryStream stream = new MemoryStream(ASCIIEncoding.Default.GetBytes(xml));
 XPathDocument document = new XPathDocument(stream);
 StringWriter writer = new StringWriter();
 XslCompiledTransform transform = new XslCompiledTransform();
 transform.Load(xsltPath);
 transform.Transform(document, null, writer);
 return writer.ToString();
 }
 }

Now for displaying the result, we have to put following line in the aspx page,

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head runat="server">
 <title>Student Page</title>
</head>
<body>
 <form id="form1" runat="server">
<div>
<table >
<tr>
<td>
 <b>Student Info : Displying using XSL Rendering</b></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>
 <%= strstudentDetails %></td>
</tr>
</table>
</div>
</form>
</body>
</html>

and the output like,

Output123

Hope this will help you to move ahead with XSL Transformation.

Thankyou

 

 

 

 

 

My Recent Article :Debug Your ASP.NET Application that Hosted on IIS : Process Attach and Identify which process to attach

Ahh… After a long time, I have a published an article on Codeproject.
This article describe how to debug a web application which is hosted on IIS. It also describe how to select a particular process to attach with your application when multiple worker process are running. Please read details over here and give your suggestions and feedback

Thank you.

My New Dell Laptop

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Recently I purchased a Dell Inspiron 1545 Notebook . The design by Dell is quite impressive as it has been released with different  colors. I have go for BLUE.  My Laptop  configuration is  4 GB RAM, 320 GB HDD, C2D Processor and 1.3 MP Camera , OS Vista . Hmm.. along with that, got a  Carry Case. I love this …. dell_1545