Feedback and Hints, February 2005
If you have a question regarding any of the articles in this journal, or some comments please send them in. If there are any general questions about Unix or Database Administration, I will attempt to answer them.
- Update request for Indy Library
- Update Request for Obot
- Update Request for Sohu-search
- Update Request for Appie
Hints for this month:
Update request for Indy Library
From: Adminstration User Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2005 23:33:53 +1100 (EST) The following feedback was sent to the PGTS postmaster: Robot Info Update: ----------------- Name: Indy Library Version: Email: Comments: Update request came from 184.108.40.206 at 2005-02-01 12:33 GMT URL: http://www.indyproject.org/ Update accepted (comments added by SysAdmin)
Update Request for Obot
From: Adminstration User Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2005 05:26:02 +1100 (EST) The following feedback has been received by the PGTS postmaster Robot Info Update: ----------------- Name: Obot Version: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Comments: i want u to get more info URL: There was an email address attached ('x' ed out to hide from SpamBots) The name was kufjames. Request came from 220.127.116.11. Update declined
Update Request for Sohu-search
From: Adminstration User Date: Sat, 5 Feb 2005 16:24:53 +1100 (EST) The following feedback has been received by the PGTS postmaster Robot Info Update: ----------------- Name: Sohu-search Version: v7734 Email: Comments: Chong-Wong Scraper URL: http://search.sohu.com/ Request came from 18.104.22.168 The URL does not appear to be a Robot Information URL Comments added by SysAdmin Version update declined (not in agent string)
Looking at the Data Dictionary in MS Access
Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2005 12:36:06 +1100 From: Gerry Patterson It is still difficult to discover any documentation about the MS Access Data Dictionary. A while ago, I needed to drop tables in an SQL script. However, I needed to know whether or not they existed, before I tried dropping them. Otherwise a fatal error condition would occur whenever a script tried to drop a non-existent table. The following was my solution to this problem: ========================================================================= Public Function ZapTable(TabName As String) As Boolean ' Zap a table -- but check first that it exists ' This is a useful subroutine for cleaning up dynamically created tables Dim dbs As Database Dim rst As DAO.Recordset Dim sql As String On Error Resume Next Set dbs = CurrentDb sql = "SELECT * FROM MSysObjects WHERE (MSysObjects.Type = 1) AND (MSysObjects.Flags = 0);" Set rst = dbs.OpenRecordset(sql, dbOpenDynaset) rst.FindFirst "UCase(Name) = '" & UCase(TabName) & "'" If rst.NoMatch Then zap_table = False Else DoCmd.RunSQL "DROP TABLE " & TabName & ";" zap_table = True End If rst.Close End Function ========================================================================= To date, I have not been able to find a table that describes columns in an MS Access database.
Update Request for Appie
From: Adminstration User Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2005 05:01:08 +1100 (EST) The following feedback has been received by the PGTS postmaster Robot Info Update: ----------------- Name: Appie Version: 1.1 Email: Comments: Appie is the spider used for the Walhello Search Engine URL: http://www.walhello.com Comment added by SysAdmin: Message from 22.214.171.124 claims this is a spider.