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Number Game - Excellent Number Trick

Did anyone visit http://www.learnenglish.org.uk/games/magic-gopher-central.swf. If you like simple but excellent tricks visit and enjoy.

If you did play the game visiting the british counsil website, some of you may have picked it up what is happening, but if you didn't then read on.

In this game what they are using is a simple number trick.
It is like this,

You first have to think of a two digit number.
For example we'll take 10,

If you add 1 and 0 then it'll be 1.
Now reduce it from 10 so the result will be 9.

To explain the process i'll take more numbers,
10 -> 1+0=1 -> 10-1 =09
13 -> 1+3=4 -> 13-4 =09
15 -> 1+5=6 -> 15-6 =09
19 -> 1+9=10 -> 19-10 =09

21 -> 2+1=3 -> 21-3 =18
25 -> 2+5=7 -> 25-7 =18
27 -> 2+7=9 -> 27-9 =18

33 -> 3+3=6 -> 33-6 =27
36 -> 3+6=9 -> 36-9 =27
38 -> 3+8=11 -> 38-11 =27

Did any one note anything?
There is always a common number coming for each 10 numbers from 0-9.
00-…
Sending EMail using SQL Server 2005

Did anyone try sending email using SQL Server?
Ok I tried and got it working, so if you would like to know more please read on. If you face problems while trying this please contact me and I will try helping you sort out the problem.

SQL Server (SQLS) provides Stored Procedure (SP) s which we can use to send mails using SQL. There are two methods in SQL Server 2005.

1.) SQL Mail - SQL Server 2000 provides SQL Mail (The SP you have to use in this method is xp_sendmail.). This method is also supported in SQL Server 2005 (SQLS 2005). But this will not be supported in the next versions of SQL Server. If you are doing a new development the best is to use the Database Mail. Do know that SQL Mail is not supported on 64 Bit versions of SQLS and also remember that SQL Mail is not installed in SQLS 2005 by default.

2.) Database Mail - SQL Server 2005 provides a new method called Database Mail (The SP you have to use in this method is sp_send_dbmail.). This is new …
Getting Date part only from SQL DateTime Value

Even though I have taken date part only from a datetime field earlier I had to struggle for some minutes yesterday, so I thought why I shouldn't put a blog entry on this so it will help me. Also I think that this will help many of you reading my blogs.

I found two ways to accomplish this without using DATEPART. I believe it is not good practice to use DATEPART and assemble the date by ourselves because it will sometimes change the original year, month and day order and at times that will cause some unnecessary problems.

Method 1

SELECTCAST(FLOOR(CAST(GETDATE() AS FLOAT)) AS DATETIME)

What is happening here is CAST(GETDATE() AS FLOAT) will cast the date into a floating point number {2007-04-12 22:12:00.837 = 39182.9236936343}.
Then the FLOOR function will return the largest integer part of the parameter. In our case the result of CAST(GETDATE() AS FLOAT) {39182.9236936343}. The result of this will be 39182.
Now I will caste this value again t…