Thursday, March 31, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
So I thought I could list all the shortcuts for the benefit of her and others
To open the Start Menu -- just click Windows Key
To open the windows exlpoer -- click Windows Key + E
To open the seach/find window -- click Windows Key + F
To display the desktop by minimising all the open windows -- Click Windows Key + D (I have found this really helpful)
To lock your computer -- click Windows Key + L (Easy to remember)
To open the run command -- click Windows Key + R
To display the Help window -- click Windows key + F1
To zoom in the screen -- click Windows Key + =
To Zoom out the screen -- click Windows Key + -
To go through the open windows one by one -- Windows Key + Tab (Similar to Alt+Tab) but the display is really nice.
If you have windows open and your windows 7 gadets are hidden behind them you could bring them on top of the applications you use -- Windows Key + G
If you use two screens -- two helpful shortcuts are
Moves the current windows to the left screen, when running dual monitors -- Windows Key + Shift + Left arrow
Moves the current windows to the right screen, when running dual monitors -- Windows Key + Shift + Right arrow
There could be other shortcuts which you also might be using. Please let me know so that I could start using them as well.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Here is the link to the site. I hope you will enjoy this learning.
Monday, March 07, 2011
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- Using Data Mining Plugins with Excel
- Developing SQL Server Data Mining Models
- Understanding Data Mining APIs
- Finding Patterns and Relationships in Server Data
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Friday, March 04, 2011
Here are the steps I followed to achieve what I was after.
- Select all the data that you want to colour code.
- Click on Conditional Formating on the Home Tab
- Choose Manage Rules as shown below
- From the dialog that appears click New Rule.
- Add the multiple conditions using the And function in the formula box
- The most important thing you need to do when you are adding the formula to highlight rows is to remove the $ sign that gets assigned when you choose the cell for entering a formula with a mouse.
- Choose the colour by clicking the format button and click ok
- Click Ok again to come out of the Manage Rules window.
As you can see below I have added two rules and it is giving me the result that I want.
Thursday, March 03, 2011
Until now I used to use the key board shortcuts PRintscn for capturing a screenshot of the entire desktop or Ctrl + Alt + PrintScn to capture the active window. Then open Paint and then save as an image.
Only drawback of the snipping tool that I found was if you have try to capture a screenshot of the values in a drop down of the filter feature of the excel, you could not do that using the Snipping Tool as you are trying to use your mouse to invoke the snipping tool. When you do this the drop down disappears in excel and hence you cannot take a screenshot of what is not appearing on your screen.
If anyone of you know of a workaround for this I would be pleased to know about it.
Tuesday, March 01, 2011
The assumption is that you already have a cube that is built in SSAS and you would like to process this cube from sql server management studio
Connect to the sql server analysis services instance from the sql server management studio as shown below.
From the left hande side menu click on the plus beside Databases.
Right click on the cube that you would like to process as shown below.
The following dialog appears. Click on change settings if you need to and click on OK. Depending on the amount of data the processing takes a few minutes upto a few hours.
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