Monthly Archives: December 2014

Invoke or BeginInvoke cannot be called on a control until the window handle has been created.

A frustrating error.. and the solution is even more so! If you get this error during SQL Server 2008 installation, ensure the following : 1. All other windows are closed. That includes IE tabs. 2. The currently active installation window … Continue reading

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Drop a temp table

Well folks we know that temp tables are closed when the user closes his/her session. In fact, BOL explicitly states : “Local temporary tables are visible only to their creators during the same connection to an instance of SQL Server … Continue reading

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Impersonation error when processing a cube (related to SSAS)

When you build and deploy the Cube (in Business Intelligence Development Studio, now superseded by SQL Server Data Tools), the next step is to process the Cube. I ran into an error which went similar to this : “A connection … Continue reading

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MySQL : Installing the Employees Sample Database (and setting Environment Variables for both SQL Server & MySQL)

You can install the EMPLOYEES sample database at https://launchpad.net/test-db/. (Also see https://dev.mysql.com/doc/employee/en/index.html for instructions). I faced a few issues when trying to install it, so I am detailing the steps and solutions so that you can avoid the same! First up, I downloaded … Continue reading

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