Michael McLaughlin
Rexburg, ID




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Excel EOMONTH Function
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 05:20:30 +0000
I fielded a question from blog reader on a three year old post about the EOMONTH (End Of Month) function in Excel. The reader want to write a mega-function (a term for putting two or more functions together to solve a problem, according to Mr. Excel). The function would return the first day of any […]


PostgreSQL New Database
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:22:58 +0000
How time flies, last March I explained how to install and configure PostgreSQL on Windows. It was my intent to start posting more content on PostgreSQL but I was distracted by another writing commitment on Oracle Database 12c PL/SQL Advanced Programming Techniques, which should be available in November. It tempted me away from PostgreSQL because […]


Hiding a Java Source
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:23:55 +0000
The ability to deploy Java inside the Oracle database led somebody to conclude that the source isn’t visible in the data catalog. Then, that person found that they were wrong because the Java source is visible when you use a DDL command to CREATE, REPLACE, and COMPILE the Java source. This post discloses how to […]


Visual Studio Freedom
Sat, 05 Jul 2014 07:48:21 +0000
Some of my students want to learn to write C++ on a Windows OS. At some point, you simply surrender to the fact that many people prefer the Windows OS as a starting point. Traditionally, I’d recommend the Microsoft Visual Studio as their learning vehicle because it’s free to our students because of our relationship […]


Fedora VMWare Upgrade
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 08:00:23 +0000
When a new update of VMWare comes out, and it is time to upgrade VMWare Tools. Here’s an update on the instructions for upgrading VMWare Tools: Navigate to the VMWare Menu, choose Virtual Machine and in the drop down menu Install VMWare Tools. This will mount a virtual CD in the Oracle Unbreakable Linux virtual […]


External Table Access
Thu, 19 Jun 2014 07:39:21 +0000
I left to chance where students would attempt to place their external files in a Linux or Unix implementation. As frequently occurs, they choose a location in their student user’s home directory. Any attempt to read an external table based on a file in this type of directory fails because it’s not accessible by the […]


 
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Name: Michael McLaughlin
Location: Rexburg, ID
Subjects: Applications; Databases; Middleware; Servers;

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