Currently I m a member of an agile team that is tasked with the creation and maintenance of a website built to help hospitals run more efficiently. I have been most involved in the portion of the application that allows for material managers to search for and view contract information, descriptions, and prices of medical supplies and services that are available from various vendors. Product information is extracted from several sources including databases, excel files, and text files.

For fun I manage a coder dojo for kids ages 8-14. Mainly teaching them scratch, intro to python and raspberry pi. I am also building an online community or outdoor enthusiasts related to camping, canoeing, hiking and outdoor cooking.

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comment How do I Cast a string value formatted like "$400,000.88" to a decimal
This worked. Thanks so much. It makes sense that once it is cast to money which is numeric, it can be cast to other numberic datatypes.
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comment How do I Cast a string value formatted like "$400,000.88" to a decimal
I have found a solution that I am not sure is the best but I will be going with for now. I will have the user upload their excel file with the "cost" column formatted as number not currency.
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comment How do I Cast a string value formatted like "$400,000.88" to a decimal
I should have explained earlier this is sql server. I tried to cast as float but get "Error converting data type varchar to float." The data is from an uploaded excel spread sheet so I made the table that field lands into varchar. I may need to make the column decimal and clean out the "$" and "," prior to landing in the table.
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revised Standard URL tries to call a controller action
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comment Standard URL tries to call a controller action
It worked once I added http:// I was avoiding that because some of these will already have http or https. Thanks Everyone.
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comment Standard URL tries to call a controller action
It is something like www.thevendor.com. URL stored in a database.
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comment Telerik MVC Grid, can't display the count of objects.
Here is what I finally got to work. It seems so easy now. Add javascript to the top to the page to return the count of files. <script> function GetBatchCount(data) { var count = data.length; return count; } </script> Then change the ClientTemplate code to call the javascript. columns.Template(o => o.Batches.Count()).ClientTemplate("<#= GetBatchCount(Batches) #>").Title("Batch Count");
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comment PDF document is always sent to the default printer despite selecting another printer in the print dialog box
I went went a different route. I displayed the pdf and the user can choose printer settings. I figured that using the printing process in acrobat was the safest route for this application. It will not have support staff available after implementation.
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answered Nhibernate mapping, join only brings back the first value in the joined table
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