[thelist] Demoralized tables (was Automatic Refresh)

Brooking, John John.Brooking at sappi.com
Mon Mar 27 13:25:07 CST 2006

> From: "James Conley" <Conleyj at kubota-kma.com>
> ...
> The final product is a single [demoralized?] table ...

Would that be the TBL_EEYORE table? I get this image in my head of a
database object moping around complaining about how much bad data it
contains, no ever cleans it up, no one every queries it, what's the
point, etc.

Sorry, couldn't resist. Here's the tip.

<tip type="Isolating code bugs" author="John Brooking">

   If you can reproduce a bug but still cannot quite figure it why it's
happening, take the code you suspect is the problem and try it elsewhere
with less unrelated code around it. Try to narrow it down to just the
bare minimum you need to set up a simple test case. If it still doesn't
work, you've now confirmed which code is the problem, and can set about
researching it with more confidence, and asking others about it with
less background noise. If it does work, add code back into to the test
script from your original script little by little, and see when it
breaks. Alternately, take your original code and stript it down little
by little until it works. Sometimes one's easier than the other. Either
way can help to isolate the problem.


- John


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