[thelist] Moving to ASP.Net

Ben Joyce ben.joyce at gmail.com
Wed Oct 8 16:14:29 CDT 2008

Hmm, I didn't know about Calculated Columns in 2005 - very useful
feature to have, thanks for the tip.

Incidently, I've decided to stop the 2005 testing i'm doing and go
straight to 2008 - we completely skipped a version in Production...

On Wed, Oct 8, 2008 at 9:25 PM, Christie Mason <CMason at managersforum.com> wrote:
> I'm not a DBA, database administrator, but here's a quick couple of benefits
> that I noticed when moving from 2000 to 2005.
> Less coding, faster response
> If your sites use calculations, you should check out the new capability to
> design computed columns so they persist - Example Column "oTotal"  can be
> automatically calculated as "oQty * oPrice" and you can then sum, count, etc
> "oTotal" w/o recalculating each time, or writing insert/update code to do
> the calculation.  These columns can now also be indexed.
> PIVOT/Crosstabs is also improved, though still not what I expected it to be.
> Christie Mason
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