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18.09.2003Thursday 18 September

I met Nick to figure out what’s wrong with our database, and why it won’t work. I’m not entirely sure what the problem was, but the best way to describe it would be “Microsoft Access Sucks”. We were having strange referential integrity problems, with things looping and needing simultaneous population to work and many other hard to understand and probably inexplicable things that only happen in Microsoft programs. Anyway, we spent an hour looking at it, talking about it, and rebuilding it from scratch, and then Nick had to go to something, so I spent another hour or more fixing it. I’m not quite sure how, but it works now so I’m not going to find out why.
Microsoft Access, another term for mental agony. I shall not mention it again. I have made my form for updating the database, but not my report. I will have to do that tomorrow. I even had a BSOD – something I don’t usually get since upgrading from Windows 98.

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