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Joshua Ross JoshRoss Drinking Ovaltine since 2004
  • PowerPivot in Excel 2010 - Have any questions about it?

    And why do I get a "The value for column 'item_pack' in table 'Table_on_Items' cannot be determined in the current context.", when I create a calculated column "=Query[bottles]/Table_on_items[item_pack]"?  I created the relations, and that seemed to be a no-brainier. Table_on_item is a linked table and Query is a SQL query.


    Even after the releationship is created, when I try to create  a non-compound measure




    I get: The column 'table_on_items[item_pack]' either doesn't exist or doesn't have a relationship to any table available in the current context.


    Edit: First I had to create the column item_pack on my Query table, within PowerPivot, using Related. Then I was able to create a column named cases, where cases = bottles / item_pack. I would say that something should kick-in and tell you to use the related function when it looks like you are trying to do something obvious that doesn't work.


    Everything else is surprisingly quick, even with 30 million rows.

  • google evil practice

    I think that he is trying to say that Google, Java, and Richard M. Stallman are in someway quantumly entangled in an unholy trinity of 11th degree Communism. And, that Microsoft, with it's capitalistic-family safe legion of holy .Net coders, will teach these bassturds a thing or two, once the day of judgement comes this December.  Or is it next December?

  • Is the Internet a place or a network?

    When people watch a station on TV, they are as much watching TV as they are that station. Before the internet, when people with cable television wanted to know what the seven day weather forecast looked like, they would tune to the weather channel. The more things change, the more they stay the same.



  • (VOID)

    W3bbo said:

    Uhm, what is this thread all about?


    The reply posts suggest you copied something in poor taste using the Character Map or Office Symbol tool, but that's all I can work out. Was this the "Death to Jews", "Plane and two filing cabinets" or the "I love NYC" trigraph maybe?


    Anyway, to allay any concerns you might have: unless it's on Usenet, surprisingly little stays on the Internet 'forever'. Take Channel9, for example; email Charles if there's something you need removed and he'll oblige. Whilst it's true that there are sites out there that mirror C9's XML feeds they tend to disappear after a month.

    I was looking at the symbol picker in word and noticed that the first three symbols were the crescent, a bomb, and the jolly roger. I thought it was concerning, took a screen shot and posted it here. Two hours later, I checked on the post and recognized my error. Soon after, I edited my post, then again another four or five times. That combination of panic and embarrassment was a little too much for me.

  • (VOID)

    blowdart said:

    Heck most things I do on the internet are a mistake.


    Actually the most recent is on an internal .NET mailing list when I emailed a why oh why oh why the heck doesn't this work ....


    And realised the answer 30 seconds after I hit send


    And it was my mistake.



    I tried to explain my faux pas to my wife.  Fifteen minutes later, I felt a little better and came to the realization that I am a hypersensitive nerd.

  • (VOID)

    I have made a terrible mistake. I must have recently shown someone the NYCish thing, and you know how things work on the internet.  Once on the internet, always on the internet. I guess this goes to show, that the lord works in mysterious ways. If it makes anyone feel better, I offer my most sincere apology.


    I feel sick to my stomach. Does anyone else have a terrible internet-mistake story? A simple yes or no will do.



  • VBA, ​programmabi​lity and open file format - Office 2010. Any Questions?

    What is new in VBA 7.0?

  • PowerPivot in Excel 2010 - Have any questions about it?

    Are there any advantages to querying against R2 vs 2008 RTM? Also, is it possible to get multiple PowerPivots into a single workbook? And where should I go to learn the in-and-outs of DAX?

  • ScottGu and his big flash embedded videos

    I was reading the Gu's blog today and I noticed two embedded Flash applications that demonstrate the power of VS 2010.  What has this world come to?



  • RAMMap v1.0

    intelman said:
    Sven Groot said:

    That file is about a month old and the screenshot was taken after a few reboots. I guess superfetch things I need it.

    Delete it and free 52MB of ram. It will be obsolete by the time you have to reinstall it.