Programs & Examples On #Delimited

EXEC sp_executesql with multiple parameters

Here is a simple example:

EXEC sp_executesql @sql, N'@p1 INT, @p2 INT, @p3 INT', @p1, @p2, @p3;

Your call will be something like this

EXEC sp_executesql @statement, N'@LabID int, @BeginDate date, @EndDate date, @RequestTypeID varchar', @LabID, @BeginDate, @EndDate, @RequestTypeID

Reading tab-delimited file with Pandas - works on Windows, but not on Mac

Another option would be to add engine='python' to the command pandas.read_csv(filename, sep='\t', engine='python')

Create hive table using "as select" or "like" and also specify delimiter

Both the answers provided above work fine.

  1. CREATE TABLE person AS select * from employee;
  2. CREATE TABLE person LIKE employee;

Extracting columns from text file with different delimiters in Linux

You can use cut with a delimiter like this:

with space delim:

cut -d " " -f1-100,1000-1005 infile.csv > outfile.csv

with tab delim:

cut -d$'\t' -f1-100,1000-1005 infile.csv > outfile.csv

I gave you the version of cut in which you can extract a list of intervals...

Hope it helps!

Confusing error in R: Error in scan(file, what, nmax, sep, dec, quote, skip, nlines, na.strings, : line 1 did not have 42 elements)

To read characters try

scan("/PathTo/file.csv", "")

If you're reading numeric values, then just use


scan by default will use white space as separator. The type of the second arg defines 'what' to read (defaults to double()).

How to get coordinates of an svg element?

i can handle it like that ;

    .attr("id", function (d) { return "zone" +; })
    .attr("class", "zone")
    .attr("x", function (d, i) {
        if (parseInt(i / (wcount)) % 2 == 0) {
            this.xcor = (i % wcount) * zoneW;
        else {
            this.xcor = (zoneW * (wcount - 1)) - ((i % wcount) * zoneW);

        return this.xcor;

and anymore you can find x coordinate"#zone1").on("click",function(){alert(this.xcor});

DateTime.ToString("MM/dd/yyyy HH:mm:ss.fff") resulted in something like "09/14/2013"

I bumped into this problem lately with Windows 10 from another direction, and found the answer from @JonSkeet very helpful in solving my problem.

I also did som further research with a test form and found that when the the current culture was set to "no" or "nb-NO" at runtime (Thread.CurrentThread.CurrentCulture = new CultureInfo("no");), the ToString("yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss") call responded differently in Windows 7 and Windows 10. It returned what I expected in Windows 7 and in Windows 10!

I think this is a bit scary! Since I believed that a culture was a culture in any Windows version at least.

Comma separated results in SQL

If you're stuck with SQL Server <2017, you can use GroupConcat. The syntax and the performance is far better than the FOR XML PATH sollution.


create assembly [GroupConcat] from 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with permission_set = safe;
create aggregate [dbo].[GROUP_CONCAT]    (@VALUE [nvarchar](4000))                                                      returns[nvarchar](max) external name [GroupConcat].[GroupConcat.GROUP_CONCAT];
create aggregate [dbo].[GROUP_CONCAT_D]  (@VALUE [nvarchar](4000), @DELIMITER [nvarchar](4))                            returns[nvarchar](max) external name [GroupConcat].[GroupConcat.GROUP_CONCAT_D];
create aggregate [dbo].[GROUP_CONCAT_DS] (@VALUE [nvarchar](4000), @DELIMITER [nvarchar](4), @SORT_ORDER [tinyint])     returns[nvarchar](max) external name [GroupConcat].[GroupConcat.GROUP_CONCAT_DS];
create aggregate [dbo].[GROUP_CONCAT_S]  (@VALUE [nvarchar](4000), @SORT_ORDER [tinyint])                               returns[nvarchar](max) external name [GroupConcat].[GroupConcat.GROUP_CONCAT_S];



declare @liststr varchar(max)
select @liststr = dbo.group_concat_d(institutionname, ',')
from education
where studentnumber = '111'
group by studentnumber;
select @liststr

GroupConcat does not support ordering, though. You could use PIVOT, CTE's and windows functions if you need ordering:

drop table if exists #students;
create table #students (
    name        varchar(20),
    institution varchar(20),
    year        int -- order by year

insert into #students(name, institution, year)
    ('Simon', 'INSTITUTION1', 2005),
    ('Simon', 'INSTITUTION2', 2008);

with cte as (
    select name,
           rn = row_number() over (partition by name order by year)
    from #students
select name,
       [1] +
       isnull((',' + [2]), '') +
       isnull((',' + [3]), '') +
       isnull((',' + [4]), '') +
       isnull((',' + [5]), '') +
       isnull((',' + [6]), '') +
       isnull((',' + [7]), '') +
       isnull((',' + [8]), '') +
       isnull((',' + [9]), '') +
       isnull((',' + [10]), '') +
       isnull((',' + [11]), '') +
       isnull((',' + [12]), '') +
       isnull((',' + [13]), '') +
       isnull((',' + [14]), '') +
       isnull((',' + [15]), '') +
       isnull((',' + [16]), '') +
       isnull((',' + [17]), '') +
       isnull((',' + [18]), '') +
       isnull((',' + [19]), '') +
       isnull((',' + [20]), '')
from cte
    pivot (
    for rn in ([1], [2], [3], [4],[5],[6],[7],[8],[9],[10],[11],[12],[13],[14],[15],[16],[17],[18],[19],[20])
    ) as piv

here-document gives 'unexpected end of file' error

The EOF token must be at the beginning of the line, you can't indent it along with the block of code it goes with.

If you write <<-EOF you may indent it, but it must be indented with Tab characters, not spaces. So it still might not end up even with the block of code.

Also make sure you have no whitespace after the EOF token on the line.

Writing a pandas DataFrame to CSV file

Something else you can try if you are having issues encoding to 'utf-8' and want to go cell by cell you could try the following.

Python 2

(Where "df" is your DataFrame object.)

for column in df.columns:
    for idx in df[column].index:
        x = df.get_value(idx,column)
            x = unicode(x.encode('utf-8','ignore'),errors ='ignore') if type(x) == unicode else unicode(str(x),errors='ignore')
        except Exception:
            print 'encoding error: {0} {1}'.format(idx,column)

Then try:


You can check the encoding of the columns by:

for column in df.columns:
    print '{0} {1}'.format(str(type(df[column][0])),str(column))

Warning: errors='ignore' will just omit the character e.g.

IN: unicode('Regenexx\xae',errors='ignore')
OUT: u'Regenexx'

Python 3

for column in df.columns:
    for idx in df[column].index:
        x = df.get_value(idx,column)
            x = x if type(x) == str else str(x).encode('utf-8','ignore').decode('utf-8','ignore')
        except Exception:
            print('encoding error: {0} {1}'.format(idx,column))

Read a Csv file with powershell and capture corresponding data

What you should be looking at is Import-Csv

Once you import the CSV you can use the column header as the variable.

Example CSV:

Name  | Phone Number | Email
Elvis | 867.5309     | [email protected]
Sammy | 555.1234     | [email protected]

Now we will import the CSV, and loop through the list to add to an array. We can then compare the value input to the array:

$Name = @()
$Phone = @()

Import-Csv H:\Programs\scripts\SomeText.csv |`
    ForEach-Object {
        $Name += $_.Name
        $Phone += $_."Phone Number"

$inputNumber = Read-Host -Prompt "Phone Number"

if ($Phone -contains $inputNumber)
    Write-Host "Customer Exists!"
    $Where = [array]::IndexOf($Phone, $inputNumber)
    Write-Host "Customer Name: " $Name[$Where]

And here is the output:

I Found Sammy

Shell script not running, command not found


chmod 777 ./



Or, add your program to a directory recognized in your $PATH variable. Example: Path Variable Example Which will then allow you to call your program without ./

Need to ZIP an entire directory using Node.js

I ended up using archiver lib. Works great.


var file_system = require('fs');
var archiver = require('archiver');

var output = file_system.createWriteStream('');
var archive = archiver('zip');

output.on('close', function () {
    console.log(archive.pointer() + ' total bytes');
    console.log('archiver has been finalized and the output file descriptor has closed.');

archive.on('error', function(err){
    throw err;


// append files from a sub-directory, putting its contents at the root of archive, false);

// append files from a sub-directory and naming it `new-subdir` within the archive'subdir/', 'new-subdir');


Splitting string into multiple rows in Oracle

i had used the DBMS_UTILITY.comma_to _table function actually its working the code as follows

l_tab     DBMS_UTILITY.uncl_array;
cursor cur is select * from qwer;
rec cur%rowtype;
open cur;
fetch cur into rec;
exit when cur%notfound;
DBMS_UTILITY.comma_to_table (
     list   => rec.val,
     tablen => l_tablen,
     tab    => l_tab);
FOR i IN 1 .. l_tablen LOOP
    DBMS_OUTPUT.put_line(i || ' : ' || l_tab(i));
end loop;
close cur;

i had used my own table and column names

Export table from database to csv file

I wrote a small tool that does just that. Code is available on github.

To dump the results of one (or more) SQL queries to one (or more) CSV files:

java -jar sql_dumper.jar /path/sql/files/ /path/out/ user pass jdbcString


Writelines writes lines without newline, Just fills the file

writelines() does not add line separators. You can alter the list of strings by using map() to add a new \n (line break) at the end of each string.

items = ['abc', '123', '!@#']
items = map(lambda x: x + '\n', items)

Hive load CSV with commas in quoted fields

If you can re-create or parse your input data, you can specify an escape character for the CREATE TABLE:


Will accept this line as 4 fields

1,some text\, with comma in it,123,more text

How to import data from text file to mysql database

The LOAD DATA INFILE statement reads rows from a text file into a table at a very high speed.

LOAD DATA INFILE '/tmp/test.txt' 

If the data file looks like this:

something xxx"def",2

The resulting rows will be ("abc",1) and ("def",2). The third row in the file is skipped because it does not contain the prefix.

INTO TABLE tbl_name

You can also load data files by using the mysqlimport utility; it operates by sending a LOAD DATA INFILE statement to the server

mysqlimport -u root -ptmppassword --local test employee.txt

test.employee: Records: 3  Deleted: 0  Skipped: 0  Warnings: 0

WooCommerce return product object by id

global $woocommerce;
foreach ( WC()->cart->get_cart() as $cart_item_key => $cart_item ) {
    $product = new WC_product($cart_item['product_id']);

How should I escape commas and speech marks in CSV files so they work in Excel?

Single quotes work fine too, even without escaping the double quotes, at least in Excel 2016:

'text with spaces, and a comma','more text with spaces','spaces and "quoted text" and more spaces','nospaces','NOSPACES1234'

Excel will put that in 5 columns (if you choose the single quote as "Text qualifier" in the "Text to columns" wizard)

Convert text to columns in Excel using VBA

Try this

Sub Txt2Col()
    Dim rng As Range

    Set rng = [C7]
    Set rng = Range(rng, Cells(Rows.Count, rng.Column).End(xlUp))

    rng.TextToColumns Destination:=rng, DataType:=xlDelimited, ' rest of your settings

Update: button click event to act on another sheet

Private Sub CommandButton1_Click()
    Dim rng As Range
    Dim sh As Worksheet

    Set sh = Worksheets("Sheet2")
    With sh
        Set rng = .[C7]
        Set rng = .Range(rng, .Cells(.Rows.Count, rng.Column).End(xlUp))

        rng.TextToColumns Destination:=rng, DataType:=xlDelimited, _
        TextQualifier:=xlDoubleQuote,  _
        ConsecutiveDelimiter:=False, _
        Tab:=False, _
        Semicolon:=False, _
        Other:=False, _
        FieldInfo:=Array(Array(1, xlGeneralFormat), Array(2, xlGeneralFormat), Array(3, xlGeneralFormat)), _
    End With
End Sub

Note the .'s (eg .Range) they refer to the With statement object

How to output a comma delimited list in jinja python template?

And using the joiner from

{% set comma = joiner(",") %}
{% for user in userlist %}
    {{ comma() }}<a href="/profile/{{ user }}/">{{ user }}</a>
{% endfor %}  

It's made for this exact purpose. Normally a join or a check of forloop.last would suffice for a single list, but for multiple groups of things it's useful.

A more complex example on why you would use it.

{% set pipe = joiner("|") %}
{% if categories %} {{ pipe() }}
    Categories: {{ categories|join(", ") }}
{% endif %}
{% if author %} {{ pipe() }}
    Author: {{ author() }}
{% endif %}
{% if can_edit %} {{ pipe() }}
    <a href="?action=edit">Edit</a>
{% endif %}

Text File Parsing with Python

From the accepted answer, it looks like your desired behaviour is to turn

skip 0
skip 1
skip 2
skip 3
"2012-06-23 03:09:13.23",4323584,-1.911224,-0.4657288,-0.1166382,-0.24823,0.256485,"NAN",-0.3489428,-0.130449,-0.2440527,-0.2942413,0.04944348,0.4337797,-1.105218,-1.201882,-0.5962594,-0.586636



If that's right, then I think something like

import csv

with open("test.dat", "rb") as infile, open("test.csv", "wb") as outfile:
    reader = csv.reader(infile)
    writer = csv.writer(outfile, quoting=False)
    for i, line in enumerate(reader):
        if i < 4: continue
        date = line[0].split()
        day = date[0].split('-')
        time = date[1].split(':')
        newline = day + time + line[1:]

would be a little simpler than the reps stuff.

How to split a comma-separated value to columns

This function is most fast:

CREATE FUNCTION dbo.F_ExtractSubString
  @String VARCHAR(MAX),
  @NroSubString INT,
  @Separator VARCHAR(5)
    DECLARE @St INT = 0, @End INT = 0, @Ret VARCHAR(MAX)
    SET @String = @String + @Separator
    WHILE CHARINDEX(@Separator, @String, @End + 1) > 0 AND @NroSubString > 0
        SET @St = @End + 1
        SET @End = CHARINDEX(@Separator, @String, @End + 1)
        SET @NroSubString = @NroSubString - 1
    IF @NroSubString > 0
        SET @Ret = ''
        SET @Ret = SUBSTRING(@String, @St, @End - @St)
    RETURN @Ret

Example usage:

SELECT dbo.F_ExtractSubString(COLUMN, 1, ', '),
       dbo.F_ExtractSubString(COLUMN, 2, ', '),
       dbo.F_ExtractSubString(COLUMN, 3, ', ')

Open CSV file via VBA (performance)

Workbooks.Open does work too.

Workbooks.Open ActiveWorkbook.Path & "\Temp.csv", Local:=True

this works/is needed because i use Excel in germany and excel does use "," to separate .csv by default because i use an english installation of windows. even if you use the code below excel forces the "," separator.

Workbooks.Open ActiveWorkbook.Path & "\Test.csv", , , 6, , , , , ";"

and Workbooks.Open ActiveWorkbook.Path & "\Temp.csv", , , 4 +variants of this do not work(!)

why do they even have the delimiter parameter if it is blocked by the Local parameter ?! this makes no sense at all. but now it works.

How to split() a delimited string to a List<String>

string[] thisArray = myString.Split('/');//<string1/string2/string3/--->     
List<string> myList = new List<string>(); //make a new string list    

Use AddRange to pass string[] and get a string list.

sqlplus error on select from external table: ORA-29913: error in executing ODCIEXTTABLEOPEN callout

When you want to create an external_table, all field's name must be written in UPPERCASE.


How to send email to multiple recipients using python smtplib?

It works for me.

import smtplib
from email.mime.text import MIMEText

s = smtplib.SMTP('')
msg = MIMEText("""body""")
sender = '[email protected]'
recipients = '[email protected],[email protected]'
msg['Subject'] = "subject line"
msg['From'] = sender
msg['To'] = recipients
s.sendmail(sender, recipients.split(','), msg.as_string())

C# DateTime.ParseExact

That's because you have the Date in American format in line[i] and UK format in the FormatString.

M / d/yyyy

I'm guessing you might need to change the FormatString to:

"M/d/yyyy h:mm"

Convert a space delimited string to list

states = "Alaska Alabama Arkansas American Samoa Arizona California Colorado"
states_list = states.split (' ')

Format output string, right alignment

You can align it like that:

print('{:>8} {:>8} {:>8}'.format(*words))

where > means "align to right" and 8 is the width for specific value.

And here is a proof:

>>> for line in [[1, 128, 1298039], [123388, 0, 2]]:
    print('{:>8} {:>8} {:>8}'.format(*line))

       1      128  1298039
  123388        0        2

Ps. *line means the line list will be unpacked, so .format(*line) works similarly to .format(line[0], line[1], line[2]) (assuming line is a list with only three elements).

How to split a delimited string into an array in awk?

Actually awk has a feature called 'Input Field Separator Variable' link. This is how to use it. It's not really an array, but it uses the internal $ variables. For splitting a simple string it is easier.

echo "12|23|11" | awk 'BEGIN {FS="|";} { print $1, $2, $3 }'

Extract specific columns from delimited file using Awk

As mentioned by @Tom, the cut and awk approaches actually don't work for CSVs with quoted strings. An alternative is a module for python that provides the command line tool csvfilter. It works like cut, but properly handles CSV column quoting:

csvfilter -f 1,3,5 in.csv > out.csv

If you have python (and you should), you can install it simply like this:

pip install csvfilter

Please take note that the column indexing in csvfilter starts with 0 (unlike awk, which starts with $1). More info at

Parsing CSV / tab-delimited txt file with Python

Start by turning the text into a list of lists. That will take care of the parsing part:

lol = list(csv.reader(open('text.txt', 'rb'), delimiter='\t'))

The rest can be done with indexed lookups:

d = dict()
key = lol[6][0]      # cell A7
value = lol[6][3]    # cell D7
d[key] = value       # add the entry to the dictionary

How to convert comma-delimited string to list in Python?

In the case of integers that are included at the string, if you want to avoid casting them to int individually you can do:

mList = [int(e) if e.isdigit() else e for e in mStr.split(',')]

It is called list comprehension, and it is based on set builder notation.


>>> mStr = "1,A,B,3,4"
>>> mList = [int(e) if e.isdigit() else e for e in mStr.split(',')]
>>> mList
>>> [1,'A','B',3,4]

Writing List of Strings to Excel CSV File in Python

The csv.writer writerow method takes an iterable as an argument. Your result set has to be a list (rows) of lists (columns).


Write the row parameter to the writer’s file object, formatted according to the current dialect.

Do either:

import csv
with open('output.csv','wb') as result_file:
    wr = csv.writer(result_file, dialect='excel')


import csv
RESULT = ['apple','cherry','orange','pineapple','strawberry']
with open('output.csv','wb') as result_file:
    wr = csv.writer(result_file, dialect='excel')

Extract the last substring from a cell

Try this function in Excel:

Public Shared Function SPLITTEXT(Text As String, SplitAt As String, ReturnZeroBasedIndex As Integer) As String
        Dim s() As String = Split(Text, SplitAt)
        If ReturnZeroBasedIndex <= s.Count - 1 Then
            Return s(ReturnZeroBasedIndex)
            Return ""
        End If
    End Function

You use it like this:

First Name (A1) | Last Name (A2)

Value in cell A1 = Michael Zomparelli

I want the last name in column A2.

=SPLITTEXT(A1, " ", 1)

The last param is the zero-based index you want to return. So if you split on the space char then index 0 = Michael and index 1 = Zomparelli

The above function is a .Net function, but can easily be converted to VBA.

How can I split this comma-delimited string in Python?

How about a list?


It might help if you could explain what kind of info we are looking at. Maybe some background info also?


I had a thought you might want the info in groups of two?

then try:

re.split(r"\d*,\d*", mystring)

and also if you want them into tuples

[(pair[0], pair[1]) for match in re.split(r"\d*,\d*", mystring) for pair in match.split(",")]

in a more readable form:

mylist = []
for match in re.split(r"\d*,\d*", mystring):
    for pair in match.split(",")
        mylist.append((pair[0], pair[1]))

Where value in column containing comma delimited values

If you know the ID's rather than the strings, use this approach:

where mylookuptablecolumn IN (myarrayorcommadelimitedarray)

Just make sure that myarrayorcommadelimitedarray is not put in string quotes.

works if you want A OR B, but not AND.

How to convert a string with comma-delimited items to a list in Python?

In case you want to split by spaces, you can just use .split():

a = 'mary had a little lamb'
z = a.split()
print z


['mary', 'had', 'a', 'little', 'lamb'] 

jQuery $.ajax request of dataType json will not retrieve data from PHP script

Well, it might help someone. I was stupid enough to put var_dump('testing'); in the function I was requesting JSON from to be sure the request was actually received. This obviously also echo's as part for the expected json response, and with dataType set to json defined, the request fails.

MySQL query finding values in a comma separated string

Take a look at the FIND_IN_SET function for MySQL.

    FROM shirts 
    WHERE FIND_IN_SET('1',colors) > 0

Convert string to List<string> in one line?

The List<T> has a constructor that accepts an IEnumerable<T>:

List<string> listOfNames = new List<string>(names.Split(','));

R: invalid multibyte string

This happened to me because I had the 'copyright' symbol in one of my strings! Once it was removed, problem solved.

A good rule of thumb, make sure that characters not appearing on your keyboard are removed if you are seeing this error.

How to cut first n and last n columns?

You can cut using following ,
-d: delimiter ,-f for fields
\t used for tab separated fields

cut -d$'\t' -f 1-3,7-

Getting the count of unique values in a column in bash

To see a frequency count for column two (for example):

awk -F '\t' '{print $2}' * | sort | uniq -c | sort -nr


z    z    a
a    b    c
w    d    e


t    r    e
z    d    a
a    g    c


z    r    a
v    d    c
a    m    c


  3 d
  2 r
  1 z
  1 m
  1 g
  1 b

How do I import CSV file into a MySQL table?

Here is sample excel file screen shot:

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Save as and choose .csv.

And you will have as shown below .csv data screen shot if you open using notepad++ or any other notepad.

enter image description here

Make sure you remove header and have column alignment in .csv as in mysql Table. Replace folder_name by your folder name

'D:/folder_name/myfilename.csv' INTO TABLE mail FIELDS TERMINATED BY ',' (fname,lname ,email, phone);

If big data, you can take coffee and have it load!.

Thats all you need.

How do I use System.getProperty("line.separator").toString()?

On Windows, line.separator is a CR/LF combination (reference here).

The Java String.split() method takes a regular expression. So I think there's some confusion here.

How to count number of unique values of a field in a tab-delimited text file?

awk -F '\t' '{ a[$1]++ } END { for (n in a) print n, a[n] } ' test.csv

Notepad++ Multi editing

You can use Edit > Column Editor... to insert text at the current and following lines. The shortcut is Alt + C.

Easiest way to parse a comma delimited string to some kind of object I can loop through to access the individual values?

The pattern matches all non-digit characters. This will restrict you to non-negative integers, but for your example it will be more than sufficient.

string input = "0, 10, 20, 30, 100, 200";
Regex.Split(input, @"\D+");

How to split a string, but also keep the delimiters?

If you want keep character then use split method with loophole in .split() method.

See this example:

public class SplitExample {

    public static void main(String[] args) {  
        String str = "Javathomettt";  
        System.out.println("method 1");
        System.out.println("Returning words:");  
        String[] arr = str.split("t", 40);  
        for (String w : arr) {  
        System.out.println("Split array length: "+arr.length);  
        System.out.println("method 2");
        System.out.println(str.replaceAll("t", "\n"+"t"));

String concatenation in Jinja

My bad, in trying to simplify it, I went too far, actually stuffs is a record of all kinds of info, I just want the id in it.

stuffs = [[123, first, last], [456, first, last]]

I want my_sting to be

my_sting = '123, 456'

My original code should have looked like this:

{% set my_string = '' %}
{% for stuff in stuffs %}
{% set my_string = my_string + + ', '%}
{% endfor%}

Thinking about it, stuffs is probably a dictionary, but you get the gist.

Yes I found the join filter, and was going to approach it like this:

 {% set my_string = [] %}
 {% for stuff in stuffs %}
 {% do my_string.append( %}
 {% endfor%}
 {%  my_string|join(', ') %}

But the append doesn't work without importing the extensions to do it, and reading that documentation gave me a headache. It doesn't explicitly say where to import it from or even where you would put the import statement, so I figured finding a way to concat would be the lesser of the two evils.

Parsing a comma-delimited std::string

simple structure, easily adaptable, easy maintenance.

std::string stringIn = "my,csv,,is 10233478,separated,by commas";
std::vector<std::string> commaSeparated(1);
int commaCounter = 0;
for (int i=0; i<stringIn.size(); i++) {
    if (stringIn[i] == ",") {
    } else { += stringIn[i];

in the end you will have a vector of strings with every element in the sentence separated by spaces. empty strings are saved as separate items.

Converting a generic list to a CSV string

As the code in the link given by @Frank Create a CSV File from a .NET Generic List there was a little issue of ending every line with a , I modified the code to get rid of it.Hope it helps someone.

/// <summary>
/// Creates the CSV from a generic list.
/// </summary>;
/// <typeparam name="T"></typeparam>;
/// <param name="list">The list.</param>;
/// <param name="csvNameWithExt">Name of CSV (w/ path) w/ file ext.</param>;
public static void CreateCSVFromGenericList<T>(List<T> list, string csvCompletePath)
    if (list == null || list.Count == 0) return;

    //get type from 0th member
    Type t = list[0].GetType();
    string newLine = Environment.NewLine;

    if (!Directory.Exists(Path.GetDirectoryName(csvCompletePath))) Directory.CreateDirectory(Path.GetDirectoryName(csvCompletePath));

    if (!File.Exists(csvCompletePath)) File.Create(csvCompletePath);

    using (var sw = new StreamWriter(csvCompletePath))
        //make a new instance of the class name we figured out to get its props
        object o = Activator.CreateInstance(t);
        //gets all properties
        PropertyInfo[] props = o.GetType().GetProperties();

        //foreach of the properties in class above, write out properties
        //this is the header row
        sw.Write(string.Join(",", props.Select(d => d.Name).ToArray()) + newLine);

        //this acts as datarow
        foreach (T item in list)
            //this acts as datacolumn
            var row = string.Join(",", props.Select(d => item.GetType()
                                                            .GetValue(item, null)
            sw.Write(row + newLine);


Improve INSERT-per-second performance of SQLite

After reading this tutorial, I tried to implement it to my program.

I have 4-5 files that contain addresses. Each file has approx 30 million records. I am using the same configuration that you are suggesting but my number of INSERTs per second is way low (~10.000 records per sec).

Here is where your suggestion fails. You use a single transaction for all the records and a single insert with no errors/fails. Let's say that you are splitting each record into multiple inserts on different tables. What happens if the record is broken?

The ON CONFLICT command does not apply, cause if you have 10 elements in a record and you need each element inserted to a different table, if element 5 gets a CONSTRAINT error, then all previous 4 inserts need to go too.

So here is where the rollback comes. The only issue with the rollback is that you lose all your inserts and start from the top. How can you solve this?

My solution was to use multiple transactions. I begin and end a transaction every 10.000 records (Don't ask why that number, it was the fastest one I tested). I created an array sized 10.000 and insert the successful records there. When the error occurs, I do a rollback, begin a transaction, insert the records from my array, commit and then begin a new transaction after the broken record.

This solution helped me bypass the issues I have when dealing with files containing bad/duplicate records (I had almost 4% bad records).

The algorithm I created helped me reduce my process by 2 hours. Final loading process of file 1hr 30m which is still slow but not compared to the 4hrs that it initially took. I managed to speed the inserts from 10.000/s to ~14.000/s

If anyone has any other ideas on how to speed it up, I am open to suggestions.


In Addition to my answer above, you should keep in mind that inserts per second depending on the hard drive you are using too. I tested it on 3 different PCs with different hard drives and got massive differences in times. PC1 (1hr 30m), PC2 (6hrs) PC3 (14hrs), so I started wondering why would that be.

After two weeks of research and checking multiple resources: Hard Drive, Ram, Cache, I found out that some settings on your hard drive can affect the I/O rate. By clicking properties on your desired output drive you can see two options in the general tab. Opt1: Compress this drive, Opt2: Allow files of this drive to have contents indexed.

By disabling these two options all 3 PCs now take approximately the same time to finish (1hr and 20 to 40min). If you encounter slow inserts check whether your hard drive is configured with these options. It will save you lots of time and headaches trying to find the solution

String parsing in Java with delimiter tab "\t" using split

I just had the same question and noticed the answer in some kind of tutorial. In general you need to use the second form of the split method, using the

split(regex, limit)

Here is the full tutorial

If you set some negative number for the limit parameter you will get empty strings in the array where the actual values are missing. To use this your initial string should have two copies of the delimiter i.e. you should have \t\t where the values are missing.

Hope this helps :)

How to parse a CSV in a Bash script?

I was looking for an elegant solution that support quoting and wouldn't require installing anything fancy on my VMware vMA appliance. Turns out this simple python script does the trick! (I named the script, since it converts CSV into tab-separated values - TSV)

#!/usr/bin/env python

import sys, csv

with sys.stdin as f:
    reader = csv.reader(f)
    for row in reader:
        for col in row:
            print col+'\t',

Tab-separated values can be split easily with the cut command (no delimiter needs to be specified, tab is the default). Here's a sample usage/output:

> esxcli -h $VI_HOST --formatter=csv network vswitch standard list ||cut -f12

In my scripts I'm actually going to parse tsv output line by line and use read or cut to get the fields I need.

Regex for Comma delimited list

Match duplicate comma-delimited items:



This regex can be used to split the values of a comma delimitted list. List elements may be quoted, unquoted or empty. Commas inside a pair of quotation marks are not matched.



Import Package Error - Cannot Convert between Unicode and Non Unicode String Data Type

The dts data Conversion task is time taking if there are 50 plus columns!Found a fix for this at the below link

However, it does not seem to work for versions above 2008. So this is how i had to work around the problem

*Open the .DTSX file on Notepad++. Choose language as XML
*Goto the <DTS:FlatFileColumns> tag. Select all items within this tag
*Find the string **DTS:DataType="129"**  replace with **DTS:DataType="130"**
*Save the .DTSX file. 
*Open the project again on Visual Studio BIDS
*Double Click on the Source Task . You would get the message

the metadata of the following output columns does not match the metadata of the external columns with which the output columns are associated:
Do you want to replace the metadata of the output columns with the metadata of the external columns?

 *Now Click Yes. We are done !

How can I split a delimited string into an array in PHP?

Try explode:

$myString = "9,[email protected],8";
$myArray = explode(',', $myString);

Output :

    [0] => 9
    [1] => [email protected]
    [2] => 8

How can I read and parse CSV files in C++?

Solution using Boost Tokenizer:

std::vector<std::string> vec;
using namespace boost;
tokenizer<escaped_list_separator<char> > tk(
   line, escaped_list_separator<char>('\\', ',', '\"'));
for (tokenizer<escaped_list_separator<char> >::iterator i(tk.begin());

Sorting a tab delimited file

By default the field delimiter is non-blank to blank transition so tab should work just fine.

However, the columns are indexed base 1 and base 0 so you probably want

sort -k4nr file.txt

to sort file.txt by column 4 numerically in reverse order. (Though the data in the question has even 5 fields so the last field would be index 5.)

How to split a delimited string in Ruby and convert it to an array?

the simplest way to convert a string that has a delimiter like a comma is just to use the split method

"1,2,3,4".split(',') # "1", "2", "3", "4"]

you can find more info on how to use the split method in the ruby docs

Divides str into substrings based on a delimiter, returning an array of these substrings.

If pattern is a String, then its contents are used as the delimiter when splitting str. If pattern is a single space, str is split on whitespace, with leading whitespace and runs of contiguous whitespace characters ignored.

If pattern is a Regexp, str is divided where the pattern matches. Whenever the pattern matches a zero-length string, str is split into individual characters. If pattern contains groups, the respective matches will be returned in the array as well.

If pattern is omitted, the value of $; is used. If $; is nil (which is the default), str is split on whitespace as if ` ‘ were specified.

If the limit parameter is omitted, trailing null fields are suppressed. If limit is a positive number, at most that number of fields will be returned (if limit is 1, the entire string is returned as the only entry in an array). If negative, there is no limit to the number of fields returned, and trailing null fields are not suppressed.

Convert DataTable to CSV stream

public void CreateCSVFile(DataTable dt, string strFilePath,string separator)
            #region Export Grid to CSV
            // Create the CSV file to which grid data will be exported.

            StreamWriter sw = new StreamWriter(strFilePath, false); 
            int iColCount = dt.Columns.Count;
            for (int i = 0; i < iColCount; i++)
                if (i < iColCount - 1)


            // Now write all the rows.
            foreach (DataRow dr in dt.Rows)
                for (int i = 0; i < iColCount; i++)
                    if (!Convert.IsDBNull(dr[i]))

                    if (i < iColCount - 1)


Passing a varchar full of comma delimited values to a SQL Server IN function

Create a table function like below which parse comma separated varchar and returns a table that can be inner joined with other tables.

CREATE FUNCTION [dbo].[fn_SplitList]
  @inString     varchar(MAX)  = '',
  @inDelimiter  char(1)       = ',' -- Keep the delimiter to 100 chars or less.  Generally a delimiter will be 1-2 chars only.
RETURNS @tbl_Return  table
  Unit  varchar(1000) COLLATE Latin1_General_BIN
    INSERT INTO @tbl_Return
      LTRIM(RTRIM(piece.value('./text()[1]', 'varchar(1000)'))) COLLATE DATABASE_DEFAULT AS Unit
      --  Replace any delimiters in the string with the "X" tag.
        CAST(('<X>' + REPLACE(s0.prsString, s0.prsSplitDelimit, '</X><X>') + '</X>') AS xml).query('.') AS units
        --  Convert the string and delimiter into XML.
          (SELECT @inString FOR XML PATH('')) AS prsString,
          (SELECT @inDelimiter FOR XML PATH('')) AS prsSplitDelimit
      ) AS s0
    ) AS s1
    CROSS APPLY units.nodes('X') x(piece)

================================================= Now consume above created table function in your code,creation of function is one time activity in your database that can be used across databases as well on same server.

DECLARE @Ids varchar(50);
SET @Ids = '1,2,3,5,4,6,7,98,234';

FROM sometable AS st
INNER JOIN fn_SplitList(@ids, ',') AS sl
     ON sl.unit = st.tableid

A method to reverse effect of java String.split()?

I got the following example here

7) Join Strings using separator >>>AB$#$CD$#$EF


import org.apache.commons.lang.StringUtils;

public class StringUtilsTrial {
  public static void main(String[] args) {

    // Join all Strings in the Array into a Single String, separated by $#$
    System.out.println("7) Join Strings using separator >>>"
        + StringUtils.join(new String[] { "AB", "CD", "EF" }, "$#$"));

Split function equivalent in T-SQL?

Here is somewhat old-fashioned solution:

    Splits string into parts delimitered with specified character.
CREATE FUNCTION [dbo].[SDF_SplitString]
    @sString nvarchar(2048),
    @cDelimiter nchar(1)
RETURNS @tParts TABLE ( part nvarchar(2048) )
    if @sString is null return
    declare @iStart int,
            @iPos int
    if substring( @sString, 1, 1 ) = @cDelimiter 
        set @iStart = 2
        insert into @tParts
        values( null )
        set @iStart = 1
    while 1=1
        set @iPos = charindex( @cDelimiter, @sString, @iStart )
        if @iPos = 0
            set @iPos = len( @sString )+1
        if @iPos - @iStart > 0          
            insert into @tParts
            values  ( substring( @sString, @iStart, @iPos-@iStart ))
            insert into @tParts
            values( null )
        set @iStart = @iPos+1
        if @iStart > len( @sString ) 


In SQL Server 2008 you can achieve the same with .NET code. Maybe it would work faster, but definitely this approach is easier to manage.

Can you split/explode a field in a MySQL query?

Here's how you do it for SQL Server. Someone else can translate it to MySQL. Parsing CSV Values Into Multiple Rows.

SELECT Author, 
NullIf(SubString(',' + Phrase + ',' , ID , CharIndex(',' , ',' + Phrase + ',' , ID) - ID) , '') AS Word 
FROM Tally, Quotes 
WHERE ID <= Len(',' + Phrase + ',') AND SubString(',' + Phrase + ',' , ID - 1, 1) = ',' 
AND CharIndex(',' , ',' + Phrase + ',' , ID) - ID > 0

The idea is to cross join to a predefined table Tally which contains integer 1 through 8000 (or whatever big enough number) and run SubString to find the right ,word, position.

How can I combine multiple rows into a comma-delimited list in Oracle?

Here is a simple way without stragg or creating a function.

create table countries ( country_name varchar2 (100));

insert into countries values ('Albania');

insert into countries values ('Andorra');

insert into countries values ('Antigua');

SELECT SUBSTR (SYS_CONNECT_BY_PATH (country_name , ','), 2) csv
      FROM (SELECT country_name , ROW_NUMBER () OVER (ORDER BY country_name ) rn,
                   COUNT (*) OVER () cnt
              FROM countries)
     WHERE rn = cnt
CONNECT BY rn = PRIOR rn + 1;


1 row selected.

As others have mentioned, if you are on 11g R2 or greater, you can now use listagg which is much simpler.

select listagg(country_name,', ') within group(order by country_name) csv
  from countries;

Albania, Andorra, Antigua

1 row selected.

What is the best/simplest way to read in an XML file in Java application?

Use java.beans.XMLDecoder, part of core Java SE since 1.4.

XMLDecoder input = new XMLDecoder(new FileInputStream("some/path.xml"));
MyConfig config = (MyConfig) input.readObject();

It's easy to write the configuration files by hand, or use the corresponding XMLEncoder with some setup to write new objects at run-time.

How to put more than 1000 values into an Oracle IN clause

You may try to use the following form:

select * from table1 where ID in (1,2,3,4,...,1000)
union all
select * from table1 where ID in (1001,1002,...)

T-SQL: Opposite to string concatenation - how to split string into multiple records

Here's a Split function that is compatible with SQL Server versions prior to 2005.

CREATE FUNCTION dbo.Split(@data nvarchar(4000), @delimiter nvarchar(100))  
RETURNS @result table (Id int identity(1,1), Data nvarchar(4000)) 
    DECLARE @pos   INT
    DECLARE @start INT
    DECLARE @len   INT
    DECLARE @end   INT

    SET @len   = LEN('.' + @delimiter + '.') - 2
    SET @end   = LEN(@data) + 1
    SET @start = 1
    SET @pos   = 0

    WHILE (@pos < @end)
        SET @pos = CHARINDEX(@delimiter, @data, @start)
        IF (@pos = 0) SET @pos = @end

        INSERT @result (data) SELECT SUBSTRING(@data, @start, @pos - @start)
        SET @start = @pos + @len


How do I create a comma delimited string from an ArrayList?

string.Join(" ,", myArrayList.ToArray()); This will work with .net framework 4.5

Relational Database Design Patterns?

There's a book in Martin Fowler's Signature Series called Refactoring Databases. That provides a list of techniques for refactoring databases. I can't say I've heard a list of database patterns so much.

I would also highly recommend David C. Hay's Data Model Patterns and the follow up A Metadata Map which builds on the first and is far more ambitious and intriguing. The Preface alone is enlightening.

Also a great place to look for some pre-canned database models is Len Silverston's Data Model Resource Book Series Volume 1 contains universally applicable data models (employees, accounts, shipping, purchases, etc), Volume 2 contains industry specific data models (accounting, healthcare, etc), Volume 3 provides data model patterns.

Finally, while this book is ostensibly about UML and Object Modelling, Peter Coad's Modeling in Color With UML provides an "archetype" driven process of entity modeling starting from the premise that there are 4 core archetypes of any object/data model

What's the best way to build a string of delimited items in Java?

Instead of using string concatenation, you should use StringBuilder if your code is not threaded, and StringBuffer if it is.

T-SQL stored procedure that accepts multiple Id values

A superfast XML Method, if you want to use a stored procedure and pass the comma separated list of Department IDs :

Declare @XMLList xml
SET @XMLList=cast('<i>'+replace(@DepartmentIDs,',','</i><i>')+'</i>' as xml)
SELECT x.i.value('.','varchar(5)') from @XMLList.nodes('i') x(i))

All credit goes to Guru Brad Schulz's Blog

Reading Excel files from C#

Lately, partly to get better at LINQ.... I've been using Excel's automation API to save the file as XML Spreadsheet and then get process that file using LINQ to XML.

How to create a SQL Server function to "join" multiple rows from a subquery into a single delimited field?

With the other answers, the person reading the answer must be aware of the vehicle table and create the vehicle table and data to test a solution.

Below is an example that uses SQL Server "Information_Schema.Columns" table. By using this solution, no tables need to be created or data added. This example creates a comma separated list of column names for all tables in the database.

        SELECT ',' + Column_Name
        FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.Columns Columns
        WHERE Tables.Table_Name = Columns.Table_Name
        ORDER BY Column_Name
        FOR XML PATH ('')), 1, 1, ''


Like I've written in a comment, this problem is probably related to this SO answer.

In short: there are multiple ways to verify the certificate. The verification used by OpenSSL is incompatible with the trusted root certificates you have on your system. OpenSSL is used by Python.

You could try to get the missing certificate for Verisign Class 3 Public Primary Certification Authority and then use the cafile option according to the Python documentation:

urllib2.urlopen(req, cafile="verisign.pem")

How to run a command in the background and get no output?

Use nohup if your background job takes a long time to finish or you just use SecureCRT or something like it login the server.

Redirect the stdout and stderr to /dev/null to ignore the output.

nohup /path/to/your/ > /dev/null 2>&1 &

How to run cron once, daily at 10pm

It's running every minute of the hour 22 I guess. Try the following to run it every first minute of the hour 22:

0 22 * * * ....

How to split a String by space

if somehow you don't wanna use String split method then you can use StringTokenizer class in Java as..

    StringTokenizer tokens = new StringTokenizer("Hello I'm your String", " ");
    String[] splited = new String[tokens.countTokens()];
    int index = 0;
        splited[index] = tokens.nextToken();

Using 'starts with' selector on individual class names

Try this:

$("div[class]").filter(function() {
    var classNames = this.className.split(/\s+/);
    for (var i=0; i<classNames.length; ++i) {
        if (classNames[i].substr(0, 6) === "apple-") {
            return true;
    return false;

How to execute python file in linux

yes there is. add

#!/usr/bin/env python

to the beginning of the file and do

chmod u+rx <file>

assuming your user owns the file, otherwise maybe adjust the group or world permissions.

.py files under windows are associated with python as the program to run when opening them just like MS word is run when opening a .docx for example.

"The given path's format is not supported."

If you get this error in PowerShell, it's most likely because you're using Resolve-Path to resolve a remote path, e.g.

 Resolve-Path \\server\share\path

In this case, Resolve-Path returns an object that, when converted to a string, doesn't return a valid path. It returns PowerShell's internal path:

> [string](Resolve-Path \\server\share\path)

The solution is to use the ProviderPath property on the object returned by Resolve-Path:

> Resolve-Path \\server\share\path | Select-Object -ExpandProperty PRoviderPath
> (Resolve-Path \\server\share\path).ProviderPath

How to import module when module name has a '-' dash or hyphen in it?

Like other said you can't use the "-" in python naming, there are many workarounds, one such workaround which would be useful if you had to add multiple modules from a path is using sys.path

For example if your structure is like this:


import sys

import barfoo

How do I echo and send console output to a file in a bat script?

The solution provided by "Tomas R" works perfect for the OP's question and it natively available.

Try: chkdsk c: > output.txt | type output.txt

The output is of this command involves a completion percentage that gets serially output to the file hence it will look a bit messy (i.e. the text will be appended as it progress). This does not happen to the bits that gets output to STDOUT (the screen). It is how it would be if you just do the same command without redirection.

Spring Boot application in eclipse, the Tomcat connector configured to listen on port XXXX failed to start

In your windows os follow the following steps:

1)search services 2)Find Apache tomcat 3)Right-click on it and select end 4)Run your spring boot application again it will work

How do I check whether input string contains any spaces?

To check if a string does not contain any whitespaces, you can use



"name"        -> true
"  "          -> false
"name xxname" -> false

JavaScript: Alert.Show(message) From ASP.NET Code-behind

There could be more than one reasons for not working.

1: Are you calling your function properly? i.e.

Repository.Show("Your alert message");

2: Try using RegisterStartUpScript method instead of scriptblock.

3: If you are using UpdatePanel, that could be an issue as well.

Check this(topic 3.2)

How to prevent a browser from storing passwords

One thing you can do is ask your users to disable saving the password for your site. This can be done browser wide or origin wide.

Something else you can do is to force the inputs to be empty after the page is loaded (and after the browser auto completed the fields). Put this script at the end of the <body> element.

userIdInputElement.value = "";
userPasswordInputElement.value = "";

Benefits of inline functions in C++?

Why not make all functions inline by default? Because it's an engineering trade off. There are at least two types of "optimization": speeding up the program and reducing the size (memory footprint) of the program. Inlining generally speeds things up. It gets rid of the function call overhead, avoiding pushing then pulling parameters from the stack. However, it also makes the memory footprint of the program bigger, because every function call must now be replaced with the full code of the function. To make things even more complicated, remember that the CPU stores frequently used chunks of memory in a cache on the CPU for ultra-rapid access. If you make the program's memory image big enough, your program won't be able to use the cache efficiently, and in the worst case inlining could actually slow your program down. To some extent the compiler can calculate what the trade offs are, and may be able to make better decisions than you can, just looking at the source code.

$("#form1").validate is not a function

I had the same issue, and yes I had my jquery included first followed by the jquery validate script. I had no idea what was wrong. Turns out I was using a validate url that had moved. I figured this out by doing the following:

  1. Open firefox
  2. Open firebug
  3. Click the NET tab in firebug. This will show you all the resources that get loaded.
  4. Load your page.
  5. Check the loaded resources and see if both your jquery & jquery.validate.js loaded.

In my situation I had a 403 Forbidden error when trying to obtain ( which is used in the example on ).

Turns out the that link ( had moved to (Firebug told me this when I loaded the file locally as opposed to on my web server).

NOTE: I tried using microsoft's CDN link also but it failed when I tried to load the javascript file in the browser with the correct url, there was some odd issue going on with the CDN site.

SQL query to check if a name begins and ends with a vowel

You can try one simple solution for MySQL:

SELECT DISTINCT city FROM station WHERE city REGEXP "^[aeiou].*[aeiou]$";

Jquery: Checking to see if div contains text, then action

You might want to try the contains selector:

if ($("#field > div.field-item:contains('someText')").length) {

Also, as other mentioned, you must use == or === rather than =.

Making heatmap from pandas DataFrame

If you want an interactive heatmap from a Pandas DataFrame and you are running a Jupyter notebook, you can try the interactive Widget Clustergrammer-Widget, see interactive notebook on NBViewer here, documentation here

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And for larger datasets you can try the in-development Clustergrammer2 WebGL widget (example notebook here)

How to remove an iOS app from the App Store

Since itunesconnect has been changed i am updating with the new steps here.

You have to follow through these steps

  1. Login to itunesconnect
  2. Choose your app in My Apps section
  3. Under Appstore tab choose "Pricing and Availability"
  4. Under Availability section click edit will open a popup listing the territories
  5. Uncheck all the territories and click Done

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How can I uninstall Ruby on ubuntu?

Uninstall the make install software when make uninstall invalid.

  • make install will create file '.installed.list'
  • Choose to clean up the files described in .installed.list (need to be careful if you have multiple versions)
  • Case: ruby2.4 switch to ruby2.3, thinking directly delete all ruby software, and then re-make install 2.3, see: Ruby # Installation Guide
  • make install -> .installed.list
  • see .installed.list file, delete all install files.

rm -rf /usr/local/include/ruby-*
rm -rf /usr/local/lib/ruby
rm /usr/local/bin/erb /usr/local/bin/gem /usr/local/bin/irb /usr/local/bin/rdoc /usr/local/bin/ri /usr/local/bin/ruby
rm /usr/local/share/man/man1/erb.1 /usr/local/share/man/man1/irb.1 /usr/local/share/man/man1/ri.1 /usr/local/share/man/man1/ruby.1
rm /usr/local/lib/libruby-static.a
rm -rf /usr/local/lib/pkgconfig/ruby-*
which ruby
pkg-config --list-all|grep ruby

How to upload a file using Java HttpClient library working with PHP

For those having a hard time implementing the accepted answer (which requires org.apache.http.entity.mime.MultipartEntity) you may be using org.apache.httpcomponents 4.2.* In this case, you have to explicitly install httpmime dependency, in my case:


Ruby combining an array into one string

Use the Array#join method (the argument to join is what to insert between the strings - in this case a space):

@arr.join(" ")

C++ callback using class member

Instead of having static methods and passing around a pointer to the class instance, you could use functionality in the new C++11 standard: std::function and std::bind:

#include <functional>
class EventHandler
        void addHandler(std::function<void(int)> callback)
            cout << "Handler added..." << endl;
            // Let's pretend an event just occured

The addHandler method now accepts a std::function argument, and this "function object" have no return value and takes an integer as argument.

To bind it to a specific function, you use std::bind:

class MyClass

        // Note: No longer marked `static`, and only takes the actual argument
        void Callback(int x);
        int private_x;

    using namespace std::placeholders; // for `_1`

    private_x = 5;
    handler->addHandler(std::bind(&MyClass::Callback, this, _1));

void MyClass::Callback(int x)
    // No longer needs an explicit `instance` argument,
    // as `this` is set up properly
    cout << x + private_x << endl;

You need to use std::bind when adding the handler, as you explicitly needs to specify the otherwise implicit this pointer as an argument. If you have a free-standing function, you don't have to use std::bind:

void freeStandingCallback(int x)
    // ...

int main()
    // ...

Having the event handler use std::function objects, also makes it possible to use the new C++11 lambda functions:

handler->addHandler([](int x) { std::cout << "x is " << x << '\n'; });

The source was not found, but some or all event logs could not be searched

Launch Developer command line "As an Administrator". This account has full access to Security log

Include php files when they are in different folders

You can get to the root from within each site using $_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT']. For testing ONLY you can echo out the path to make sure it's working, if you do it the right way. You NEVER want to show the local server paths for things like includes and requires.

Site 1

echo $_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT']; //should be '/main_web_folder/';

Includes under site one would be at:

echo $_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT'].'/includes/'; // should be '/main_web_folder/includes/';

Site 2

echo $_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT']; //should be '/main_web_folder/blog/';

The actual code to access includes from site1 inside of site2 you would say:


It will only use the relative path of the file executing the query if you try to access it by excluding the document root and the root slash:

 //(not as fool-proof or non-platform specific)

Included paths have no place in code on the front end (live) of the site anywhere, and should be secured and used in production environments only.

Additionally for URLs on the site itself you can make them relative to the domain. Browsers will automatically fill in the rest because they know which page they are looking at. So instead of:

<a href=''>Contact</a>

You should use:

<a href='/contact/'>Contact</a>

For good SEO you'll want to make sure that the URLs for the blog do not exist in the other domain, otherwise it may be marked as a duplicate site. With that being said you might also want to add a line to your robots.txt file for ONLY site1:

User-agent: *
Disallow: /blog/

Other possibilities:

Look up your IP address and include this snippet of code:

function is_dev(){
  //use the external IP from Google.
  //If you're hosting locally it's 127.0.01 unless you've changed it.

  if ($_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR']==$ip_address){
     return true;
  } else {
     return false;

    echo $_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT'];       

Remember if your ISP changes your IP, as in you have a DCHP Dynamic IP, you'll need to change the IP in that file to see the results. I would put that file in an include, then require it on pages for debugging.

If you're okay with modern methods like using the browser console log you could do this instead and view it in the browser's debugging interface:

    echo "<script>".PHP_EOL;
    echo "console.log('".$_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT']."');".PHP_EOL;
    echo "</script>".PHP_EOL;       

VSCode: How to Split Editor Vertically

To split vertically:

?+\ Mac

command: workbench.action.splitEditor

To split orthogonal (ie. horizontally in this case):

?+k+?+\ Mac

command: workbench.action.splitEditorOrthogonal

How to print_r $_POST array?


 foreach ($_POST as $key => $value) {
  echo '<p>'.$key.'</p>';
  foreach($value as $k => $v)
  echo '<p>'.$k.'</p>';
  echo '<p>'.$v.'</p>';
  echo '<hr />';



this will work, your first solution is trying to print array, because your value is an array.

How to set the default value for radio buttons in AngularJS?

In Angular 2 this is how we can set the default value for radio button:


<label class="form-check-label">
          <input type="radio" class="form-check-input" name="gender" 
          [(ngModel)]="gender" id="optionsRadios1" value="male">

In the Component Class set the value of 'gender' variable equal to the value of radio button:

gender = 'male';

Media Player called in state 0, error (-38,0)

You get this message in the logs, because you do something that is not allowed in the current state of your MediaPlayer instance.

Therefore you should always register an error handler to catch those things (as @tidbeck suggested).

At first, I advice you to take a look at the documentation for the MediaPlayer class and get an understanding of what that with states means. See:

Your mistake here could well be one of the common ones, the others wrote here, but in general, I would take a look at the documentation of what methods are valid to call in what state:

In my example it was the method mediaPlayer.CurrentPosition, that I called while the media player was in a state, where it was not allowed to call this property.

Can I change the headers of the HTTP request sent by the browser?

I would partially disagree with Milan's suggestion of embedding the requested representation in the URI.

If anyhow possible, URIs should only be used for addressing resources and not for tunneling HTTP methods/verbs. Eventually, specific business action (edit, lock, etc.) could be embedded in the URI if create (POST) or update (PUT) alone do not serve the purpose:


In the case of requesting a particular representation in URI you would need to disrupt your URI design eventually making it uglier, mixing two distinct REST concepts in the same place (i.e. URI) and making it harder to generically process requests on the server-side. What Milan is suggesting and many are doing the same, incl. Flickr, is exactly this.

Instead, a more RESTful approach would be using a separate place to encode preferred representation by using Accept HTTP header which is used for content negotiation where client tells to the server which content types it can handle/process and server tries to fulfill client's request. This approach is a part of HTTP 1.1 standard, software compliant and supported by web browsers as well.

Compare this:

GET /orders/08/165.xml HTTP/1.1
GET /orders/08/165&format=xml HTTP/1.1

to this:

GET /orders/08/165 HTTP/1.1
Accept: application/xml

From a web browser you can request any content type by using setRequestHeader method of XMLHttpRequest object. For example:

function getOrder(year, yearlyOrderId, contentType) {
 var client = new XMLHttpRequest();"GET", "/order/" + year + "/" + yearlyOrderId);
 client.setRequestHeader("Accept", contentType);

To sum it up: the address, i.e. the URI of a resource should be independent of its representation and XMLHttpRequest.setRequestHeader method allows you to request any representation using the Accept HTTP header.



We had the same problem on a CentOS7 machine. Disabling the VERIFYHOST VERIFYPEER did not solve the problem, we did not have the cURL error anymore but the response still was invalid. Doing a wget to the same link as the cURL was doing also resulted in a certificate error.

-> Our solution also was to reboot the VPS, this solved it and we were able to complete the request again.

For us this seemed to be a memory corruption problem. Rebooting the VPS reloaded the libary in the memory again and now it works. So if the above solution from @clover does not work try to reboot your machine.

How to get the sign, mantissa and exponent of a floating point number

Find out the format of the floating point numbers used on the CPU that directly supports floating point and break it down into those parts. The most common format is IEEE-754.

Alternatively, you could obtain those parts using a few special functions (double frexp(double value, int *exp); and double ldexp(double x, int exp);) as shown in this answer.

Another option is to use %a with printf().

Full Page <iframe>

This is cross-browser and fully responsive:

    position: fixed;
    top: 0px;
    bottom: 0px;
    right: 0px;
    width: 100%;
    border: none;
    margin: 0;
    padding: 0;
    overflow: hidden;
    z-index: 999999;
    height: 100%;

Multi-line string with extra space (preserved indentation)

There are many ways to do it. For me, piping the indented string into sed works nicely.

printf_strip_indent() {
   printf "%s" "$1" | sed "s/^\s*//g" 

printf_strip_indent "this is line one
this is line two
this is line three" > "file.txt"

This answer was based on Mateusz Piotrowski's answer but refined a bit.

How to determine if a String has non-alphanumeric characters?

One approach is to do that using the String class itself. Let's say that your string is something like that:

String s = "some text";
boolean hasNonAlpha = s.matches("^.*[^a-zA-Z0-9 ].*$");

one other is to use an external library, such as Apache commons:

String s = "some text";
boolean hasNonAlpha = !StringUtils.isAlphanumeric(s);

jQuery + client-side template = "Syntax error, unrecognized expression"

I guess your template is starting with a space or a tab.

You can use jQuery like that:


or parse the string to remove spaces of the beginning:

$(modal_template_html.replace(/^[ \t]+/gm, ''));

Importing text file into excel sheet

you can write .WorkbookConnection.Delete after .Refresh BackgroundQuery:=False this will delete text file external connection.

Get next element in foreach loop

As points out:

Unless the array is referenced, foreach operates on a copy of the specified array and not the array itself. foreach has some side effects on the array pointer. Don't rely on the array pointer during or after the foreach without resetting it.

In other words - it's not a very good idea to do what you're asking to do. Perhaps it would be a good idea to talk with someone about why you're trying to do this, see if there's a better solution? Feel free to ask us in ##PHP on if you don't have any other resources available.

How to hide console window in python?

Some additional info. for situations that'll need the win32gui solution posted by Mohsen Haddadi earlier in this thread:

As of python 361, win32gui & win32con are not part of the python std library. To use them, pywin32 package will need to be installed; now possible via pip.

More background info on pywin32 package is at: How to use the win32gui module with Python?.

Also, to apply discretion while closing a window so as to not inadvertently close any window in the foreground, the resolution could be extended along the lines of the following:

try     :

    import win32gui, win32con;

    frgrnd_wndw = win32gui.GetForegroundWindow();
    wndw_title  = win32gui.GetWindowText(frgrnd_wndw);
    if wndw_title.endswith("python.exe"):
        win32gui.ShowWindow(frgrnd_wndw, win32con.SW_HIDE);
except  :

Converting integer to binary in python

even an easier way

my_num = 6

The 'Access-Control-Allow-Origin' header contains multiple values

I'm using Cors, after much headache, I discovered the issue to be duplicated Access-Control-Allow-Origin & Access-Control-Allow-Header headers from the server

Removed config.EnableCors() from the WebApiConfig.cs file and just set the [EnableCors("*","*","*")] attribute on the Controller class

Check this article for more detail.

html button to send email

This method doesn't seem to work in my browser, and looking around indicates that the whole subject of specifying headers to a mailto link/action is sparsely supported, but maybe this can help...


<form id="fr1">
    <input type="text" id="tb1" />
    <input type="text" id="tb2" />
    <input type="button" id="bt1" value="click" />

JavaScript (with jQuery):

$(document).ready(function() {
    $('#bt1').click(function() {
                       'mailto:[email protected]?subject=' +
                       $('#tb1').val() + '&body=' + $('#tb2').val());

Notice what I'm doing here. The form itself has no action associated with it. And the submit button isn't really a submit type, it's just a button type. Using JavaScript, I'm binding to that button's click event, setting the form's action attribute, and then submitting the form.

It's working in so much as it submits the form to a mailto action (my default mail program pops up and opens a new message to the specified address), but for me (Safari, it's not actually specifying the Subject or Body in the resulting message.

HTML isn't really a very good medium for doing this, as I'm sure others are pointing out while I type this. It's possible that this may work in some browsers and/or some mail clients. However, it's really not even a safe assumption anymore that users will have a fat mail client these days. I can't remember the last time I opened mine. HTML's mailto is a bit of legacy functionality and, these days, it's really just as well that you perform the mail action on the server-side if possible.

How to find row number of a value in R code

Instead of 1:nrow(mydata_2) you can simply use the which() function: which(mydata_2[,4] == 1578)

Although as it was pointed out above, the 3rd column contains 1578, not the fourth: which(mydata_2[,3] == 1578)

Changing fonts in ggplot2

Another option is to use showtext package which supports more types of fonts (TrueType, OpenType, Type 1, web fonts, etc.) and more graphics devices, and avoids using external software such as Ghostscript.

# install.packages('showtext', dependencies = TRUE)

Import some Google Fonts

font_add_google("Montserrat", "Montserrat")
font_add_google("Roboto", "Roboto")

Load font from the current search path into showtext

# Check the current search path for fonts
#> [1] "C:\\Windows\\Fonts"

# List available font files in the search path
#>   [1] "AcadEref.ttf"                                
#>   [2] "AGENCYB.TTF"                           
#> [428] "pala.ttf"                                    
#> [429] "palab.ttf"                                   
#> [430] "palabi.ttf"                                  
#> [431] "palai.ttf"

# syntax: font_add(family = "<family_name>", regular = "/path/to/font/file")
font_add("Palatino", "pala.ttf")

#> [1] "sans"         "serif"        "mono"         "wqy-microhei"
#> [5] "Montserrat"   "Roboto"       "Palatino"

## automatically use showtext for new devices

Plot: need to open Windows graphics device as showtext does not work well with RStudio built-in graphics device

# `x11()` on Linux, or `quartz()` on Mac OS

myFont1 <- "Montserrat"
myFont2 <- "Roboto"
myFont3 <- "Palatino"


a <- ggplot(mtcars, aes(x = wt, y = mpg)) + 
  geom_point() +
  ggtitle("Fuel Efficiency of 32 Cars") +
  xlab("Weight (x1000 lb)") + ylab("Miles per Gallon") +
  theme(text = element_text(size = 16, family = myFont1)) +
  annotate("text", 4, 30, label = 'Palatino Linotype',
           family = myFont3, size = 10) +
  annotate("text", 1, 11, label = 'Roboto', hjust = 0,
           family = myFont2, size = 10) 

## On-screen device

## Save to PNG 
ggsave("plot_showtext.png", plot = a, 
       type = 'cairo',
       width = 6, height = 6, dpi = 150)  

## Save to PDF
ggsave("plot_showtext.pdf", plot = a, 
       device = cairo_pdf,
       width = 6, height = 6, dpi = 150)  

## turn showtext off if no longer needed

Edit: another workaround to use showtext in RStudio. Run the following code at the beginning of the R session (source)

trace(grDevices::png, exit = quote({
}), print = FALSE)

Edit 2: Starting from version 0.9, showtext can work well with the RStudio graphics device (RStudioGD). Simply call showtext_auto() in the RStudio session and then the plots will be displayed correctly.

Why is JavaFX is not included in OpenJDK 8 on Ubuntu Wily (15.10)?

I use ubuntu 16.04 and because I already had openJDK installed, this command have solved the problem. Don't forget that JavaFX is part of OpenJDK.

sudo apt-get install openjfx

Drop unused factor levels in a subsetted data frame

This is obnoxious. This is how I usually do it, to avoid loading other packages:


which gets you:

> subdf$letters
[1] a b c
Levels: a b c

Note that the new levels will replace whatever occupies their index in the old levels(subdf$letters), so something like:


won't work.

This is obviously not ideal when you have lots of levels, but for a few, it's quick and easy.

Obtain smallest value from array in Javascript?

I think I have an easy-to-understand solution for this, using only the basics of javaScript.

function myFunction() {
            var i = 0;
            var smallestNumber = justPrices[0];
            for(i = 0; i < justPrices.length; i++) {
                if(justPrices[i] < smallestNumber) {
                    smallestNumber = justPrices[i];
            return smallestNumber;

The variable smallestNumber is set to the first element of justPrices, and the for loop loops through the array (I'm just assuming that you know how a for loop works; if not, look it up). If an element of the array is smaller than the current smallestNumber (which at first is the first element), it will replace it's value. When the whole array has gone through the loop, smallestNumber will contain the smallest number in the array.

java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/apache/http/client/HttpClient

I have solved this problem by importing the following dependency. you must manually import httpclient


Use jquery click to handle anchor onClick()

You can't have multiple time the same ID for elements. It is meant to be unique.

Use a class and make your IDs unique:

<div class="solTitle" id="solTitle1"> <a href = "#"  id = "solution0" onClick = "openSolution();">Solution0 </a></div>

And use the class selector:

$('.solTitle a').click(function(evt) {

    alert('here in');
    var divId = 'summary' +,;

    document.getElementById(divId).className = ''; 


Div 100% height works on Firefox but not in IE

I've been successful in getting this to work when I set the margins of the container to 0:

   margin: 0 px;

in addition to all your other styles

How to see the CREATE VIEW code for a view in PostgreSQL?

These is a little thing to point out.
Using the function pg_get_viewdef or pg_views or information_schema.views you will always get a rewrited version of your original DDL.
The rewited version may or not be the same as your originl DDL script.

If the Rule Manager rewrite your view definition your original DLL will be lost and you will able to read the only the rewrited version of your view definition.
Not all views are rewrited but if you use sub-select or joins probably your views will be rewrited.

SQLite equivalent to ISNULL(), NVL(), IFNULL() or COALESCE()

Use IS NULL or IS NOT NULL in WHERE-clause instead of ISNULL() method:

SELECT myField1
FROM myTable1

When should we use mutex and when should we use semaphore

Mutex is to protect the shared resource.
Semaphore is to dispatch the threads.

Imagine that there are some tickets to sell. We can simulate a case where many people buy the tickets at the same time: each person is a thread to buy tickets. Obviously we need to use the mutex to protect the tickets because it is the shared resource.

Imagine that we need to do a calculation as below:

c = a + b;

Also, we need a function geta() to calculate a, a function getb() to calculate b and a function getc() to do the calculation c = a + b.

Obviously, we can't do the c = a + b unless geta() and getb() have been finished.
If the three functions are three threads, we need to dispatch the three threads.

int a, b, c;
void geta()
    a = calculatea();

void getb()
    b = calculateb();

void getc()
    c = a + b;

t1 = thread_create(geta);
t2 = thread_create(getb);
t3 = thread_create(getc);

With the help of the semaphore, the code above can make sure that t3 won't do its job untill t1 and t2 have done their jobs.

In a word, semaphore is to make threads execute as a logicial order whereas mutex is to protect shared resource.
So they are NOT the same thing even if some people always say that mutex is a special semaphore with the initial value 1. You can say like this too but please notice that they are used in different cases. Don't replace one by the other even if you can do that.

Output PowerShell variables to a text file

I was lead here in my Google searching. In a show of good faith I have included what I pieced together from parts of this code and other code I've gathered along the way.

# This script is useful if you have attributes or properties that span across several commandlets_x000D_
# and you wish to export a certain data set but all of the properties you wish to export are not_x000D_
# included in only one commandlet so you must use more than one to export the data set you want_x000D_
# Created: Joshua Biddle 08/24/2017_x000D_
# Edited: Joshua Biddle 08/24/2017_x000D_
$A = Get-ADGroupMember "YourGroupName"_x000D_
# Construct an out-array to use for data export_x000D_
$Results = @()_x000D_
foreach ($B in $A)_x000D_
  # Construct an object_x000D_
        $myobj = Get-ADuser $B.samAccountName -Properties ScriptPath,Office_x000D_
  # Fill the object_x000D_
  $Properties = @{_x000D_
  samAccountName = $myobj.samAccountName_x000D_
  Name = $myobj.Name _x000D_
  Office = $myobj.Office _x000D_
  ScriptPath = $myobj.ScriptPath_x000D_
        # Add the object to the out-array_x000D_
        $Results += New-Object psobject -Property $Properties_x000D_
  # Wipe the object just to be sure_x000D_
        $myobj = $null_x000D_
# After the loop, export the array to CSV_x000D_
$Results | Select "samAccountName", "Name", "Office", "ScriptPath" | Export-CSV "C:\Temp\YourData.csv"


Control the size of points in an R scatterplot?

As rcs stated, cex will do the job in base graphics package. I reckon that you're not willing to do your graph in ggplot2 but if you do, there's a size aesthetic attribute, that you can easily control (ggplot2 has user-friendly function arguments: instead of typing cex (character expansion), in ggplot2 you can type e.g. size = 2 and you'll get 2mm point).

Here's the example:

### base graphics ###
plot(mpg ~ hp, data = mtcars, pch = 16, cex = .9)

### ggplot2 ###
# with qplot()
qplot(mpg, hp, data = mtcars, size = I(2))
# or with ggplot() + geom_point()
ggplot(mtcars, aes(mpg, hp), size = 2) + geom_point()
# or another solution:
ggplot(mtcars, aes(mpg, hp)) + geom_point(size = 2)

Remove a specific character using awk or sed

tr can be more concise for removing characters than sed or awk, especially when you want to remove different characters from a string.

Removing double quotes:

echo '"Hi"' | tr -d \"
# Produces Hi without quotes

Removing different kinds of brackets:

echo '[{Hi}]' | tr -d {}[]
# Produces Hi without brackets

-d stands for "delete".

log4j:WARN No appenders could be found for logger (running jar file, not web app)


  1. Download log4j.jar file
  2. Add the log4j.jar file to build path
  3. Call logger by:

    private static org.apache.log4j.Logger log 
        = Logger.getLogger(<class-where-this-is-used>.class);
  4. if log4j properties does not exist, create new file file new file in bin directory:


Sample file

log4j.rootLogger=debug, stdout
log4j.appender.stdout.layout.ConversionPattern=%t %-5p %c{2} - %m%n 

How to leave a message for a user

Although GitHub removed the private messaging feature, there's still an alternative.

GitHub host git repositories. If the user you're willing to communicate with has ever committed some code, there are good chances you may reach your goal. Indeed, within each commit is stored some information about the author of the change or the one who accepted it.

Provided you're really dying to exchange with user user_test

  • Display the public activity page of the user:
  • Search for an event stating "user_test pushed to [branch] at [repository]". There are usually good chances, they may have pushed one of his own commits. Ensure this is the case by clicking on the "View comparison..." link and make sure the user is listed as one of the committers.
  • Clone on your local machine the repository they pushed to: git clone
  • Checkout the branch they pushed to: git checkout [branch]
  • Display the latest commits: git log -50

As a committer/author, an email should be displayed along with the commit data.

Note: Every warning related to unsolicited email should apply there. Do not spam.

How can I delete all cookies with JavaScript?

On the face of it, it looks okay - if you call eraseCookie() on each cookie that is read from document.cookie, then all of your cookies will be gone.

Try this:

var cookies = document.cookie.split(";");
for (var i = 0; i < cookies.length; i++)

All of this with the following caveat:

  • JavaScript cannot remove cookies that have the HttpOnly flag set.

C# equivalent to Java's charAt()?

string sample = "ratty";



The above is same as using indexers in c#.

AWS EFS vs EBS vs S3 (differences & when to use?)

I wonder why people are not highlighting the MOST compelling reason in favor of EFS. EFS can be mounted on more than one EC2 instance at the same time, enabling access to files on EFS at the same time.

(Edit 2020 May, EBS supports mounting to multiple EC2 at same time now as well, see:

What is getattr() exactly and how do I use it?

Objects in Python can have attributes -- data attributes and functions to work with those (methods). Actually, every object has built-in attributes.

For example you have an object person, that has several attributes: name, gender, etc.

You access these attributes (be it methods or data objects) usually writing:, person.gender, person.the_method(), etc.

But what if you don't know the attribute's name at the time you write the program? For example you have attribute's name stored in a variable called attr_name.


attr_name = 'gender'

then, instead of writing

gender = person.gender

you can write

gender = getattr(person, attr_name)

Some practice:

Python 3.4.0 (default, Apr 11 2014, 13:05:11)

>>> class Person():
...     name = 'Victor'
...     def say(self, what):
...         print(, what)
>>> getattr(Person, 'name')
>>> attr_name = 'name'
>>> person = Person()
>>> getattr(person, attr_name)
>>> getattr(person, 'say')('Hello')
Victor Hello

getattr will raise AttributeError if attribute with the given name does not exist in the object:

>>> getattr(person, 'age')
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
AttributeError: 'Person' object has no attribute 'age'

But you can pass a default value as the third argument, which will be returned if such attribute does not exist:

>>> getattr(person, 'age', 0)

You can use getattr along with dir to iterate over all attribute names and get their values:

>>> dir(1000)
['__abs__', '__add__', ..., '__trunc__', '__xor__', 'bit_length', 'conjugate', 'denominator', 'from_bytes', 'imag', 'numerator', 'real', 'to_bytes']

>>> obj = 1000
>>> for attr_name in dir(obj):
...     attr_value = getattr(obj, attr_name)
...     print(attr_name, attr_value, callable(attr_value))
__abs__ <method-wrapper '__abs__' of int object at 0x7f4e927c2f90> True
bit_length <built-in method bit_length of int object at 0x7f4e927c2f90> True

>>> getattr(1000, 'bit_length')()

A practical use for this would be to find all methods whose names start with test and call them.

Similar to getattr there is setattr which allows you to set an attribute of an object having its name:

>>> setattr(person, 'name', 'Andrew')
>>>  # accessing instance attribute
>>>  # accessing class attribute

Is there a way to do repetitive tasks at intervals?

If you want to stop it in any moment ticker

ticker := time.NewTicker(500 * time.Millisecond)
go func() {
    for range ticker.C {
time.Sleep(1600 * time.Millisecond)

If you do not want to stop it tick:

tick := time.Tick(500 * time.Millisecond)
for range tick {

How to send email to multiple recipients using python smtplib?

I tried the below and it worked like a charm :)

rec_list =  ['[email protected]', '[email protected]']
rec =  ', '.join(rec_list)

msg['To'] = rec

send_out = smtplib.SMTP('localhost')
send_out.sendmail(me, rec_list, msg.as_string())

JQuery Find #ID, RemoveClass and AddClass


jQuery addClass API reference

getting "No column was specified for column 2 of 'd'" in sql server cte?

Because you are creatin a table expression, you have to specify the structure of that table, you can achive this on two way:

1: In the select you can use the original columnnames (as in your first example), but with aggregates you have to use an alias (also in conflicting names). Like

sum(totalitems) as bkdqty

2: You need to specify the column names rigth after the name of the talbe, and then you just have to take care that the count of the names should mach the number of coulms was selected in the query. Like:

d (duration, bkdqty) 
AS (Select.... ) 

With the second solution both of your query will work!

Improve INSERT-per-second performance of SQLite

Use ContentProvider for inserting the bulk data in db. The below method used for inserting bulk data in to database. This should Improve INSERT-per-second performance of SQLite.

private SQLiteDatabase database;
database = dbHelper.getWritableDatabase();

public int bulkInsert(@NonNull Uri uri, @NonNull ContentValues[] values) {


for (ContentValues value : values)
 db.insert("TABLE_NAME", null, value);



Call bulkInsert method :


Link: check Using ContentProvider Section for more details

Removing multiple files from a Git repo that have already been deleted from disk

As mentioned

git add -u

stages the removed files for deletion, BUT ALSO modified files for update.

To unstage the modified files you can do

git reset HEAD <path>

if you like to keep your commits organized and clean.
NOTE: This could also unstage the deleted files, so careful with those wildcards.

How do you get the current time of day?

Current time with AM/PM designator:

DateTime.Now.ToString("hh:mm:ss tt", System.Globalization.DateTimeFormatInfo.InvariantInfo)
DateTime.Now.ToString("hh:mm:ss.fff tt", System.Globalization.DateTimeFormatInfo.InvariantInfo)

Current time using 0-23 hour notation:

DateTime.Now.ToString("HH:mm:ss", System.Globalization.DateTimeFormatInfo.InvariantInfo)
DateTime.Now.ToString("HH:mm:ss.fff", System.Globalization.DateTimeFormatInfo.InvariantInfo)

In laymans terms, what does 'static' mean in Java?

In addition to what @inkedmn has pointed out, a static member is at the class level. Therefore, the said member is loaded into memory by the JVM once for that class (when the class is loaded). That is, there aren't n instances of a static member loaded for n instances of the class to which it belongs.

select count(*) from select

You're missing a FROM and you need to give the subquery an alias.

  SELECT DISTINCT a.my_id, a.last_name, a.first_name, b.temp_val
   FROM dbo.Table_A AS a 
   INNER JOIN dbo.Table_B AS b 
   ON a.a_id = b.a_id
) AS subquery;

How do I make the return type of a method generic?

You have to convert the type of your return value of the method to the Generic type which you pass to the method during calling.

    public static T values<T>()
        Random random = new Random();
        int number = random.Next(1, 4);
        return (T)Convert.ChangeType(number, typeof(T));

You need pass a type that is type casteable for the value you return through that method.

If you would want to return a value which is not type casteable to the generic type you pass, you might have to alter the code or make sure you pass a type that is casteable for the return value of method. So, this approach is not reccomended.

Read Content from Files which are inside Zip file

Because of the condition in while, the loop might never break:

while (entry != null) {
  // If entry never becomes null here, loop will never break.

Instead of the null check there, you can try this:

ZipEntry entry = null;
while ((entry = zip.getNextEntry()) != null) {
  // Rest of your code

Error : java.lang.NoSuchMethodError: org.objectweb.asm.ClassWriter.<init>(I)V

You have an incompatibility between the version of ASM required by Hibernate (asm-1.5.3.jar) and the one required by Spring. But, actually, I wonder why you have asm-2.2.3.jar on your classpath (ASM is bundled in spring.jar and spring-core.jar to avoid such problems AFAIK). See HHH-2222.

Laravel Escaping All HTML in Blade Template

I had the same issue. Thanks for the answers above, I solved my issue. If there are people facing the same problem, here is two way to solve it:

  • You can use {!! $news->body !!}
  • You can use traditional php openning (It is not recommended) like: <?php echo $string ?>

I hope it helps.

How to configure socket connect timeout

This is like FlappySock's answer, but I added a callback to it because I didn't like the layout and how the Boolean was getting returned. In the comments of that answer from Nick Miller:

In my experience, if the end point can be reached, but there is no server on the endpoint able to receive the connection, then AsyncWaitHandle.WaitOne will be signaled, but the socket will remain unconnected

So to me, it seems relying on what is returned can be dangerous - I prefer to use socket.Connected. I set a nullable Boolean and update it in the callback function. I also found it doesn't always finish reporting the result before returning to the main function - I handle for that, too, and make it wait for the result using the timeout:

private static bool? areWeConnected = null;

private static bool checkSocket(string svrAddress, int port)
    IPEndPoint endPoint = new IPEndPoint(IPAddress.Parse(svrAddress), port);
    Socket socket = new Socket(endPoint.AddressFamily, SocketType.Stream, ProtocolType.Tcp);

    int timeout = 5000; // int.Parse(ConfigurationManager.AppSettings["socketTimeout"].ToString());
    int ctr = 0;
    IAsyncResult ar = socket.BeginConnect(endPoint, Connect_Callback, socket);
    ar.AsyncWaitHandle.WaitOne( timeout, true );

    // Sometimes it returns here as null before it's done checking the connection
    // No idea why, since .WaitOne() should block that, but it does happen
    while (areWeConnected == null && ctr < timeout)
        ctr += 100;
    } // Given 100ms between checks, it allows 50 checks 
      // for a 5 second timeout before we give up and return false, below

    if (areWeConnected == true)
        return true;
        return false;

private static void Connect_Callback(IAsyncResult ar)
    areWeConnected = null;
        Socket socket = (Socket)ar.AsyncState;
        areWeConnected = socket.Connected;
    catch (Exception ex)
      areWeConnected = false;
      // log exception 

Related: How to check if I'm connected?

Replacing Spaces with Underscores

As of others have explained how to do it using str_replace, you can also use regex to achieve this.

$name = preg_replace('/\s+/', '_', $name);

Difference between Visual Basic 6.0 and VBA

VBA stands for Visual Basic For Applications and its a Visual Basic implementation intended to be used in the Office Suite.

The difference between them is that VBA is embedded inside Office documents (its an Office feature). VB is the ide/language for developing applications.

Convert String to SecureString

    fixed(char* psz = password)
        return new SecureString(psz, password.Length);

Whats the CSS to make something go to the next line in the page?

There are two options that I can think of, but without more details, I can't be sure which is the better:

#elementId {
    display: block;

This will force the element to a 'new line' if it's not on the same line as a floated element.

#elementId {
     clear: both;

This will force the element to clear the floats, and move to a 'new line.'

In the case of the element being on the same line as another that has position of fixed or absolute nothing will, so far as I know, force a 'new line,' as those elements are removed from the document's normal flow.

How to configure nginx to enable kinda 'file browser' mode?

You should try HttpAutoindexModule.

Set autoindex option to on. It is off by default.

Your example configuration should be ok

location /{ 
   root /home/yozloy/html/; 
   index index.html; 
   autoindex on;

Without autoindex option you should be getting Error 403 for requests that end with / on directories that do not have an index.html file. With this option you should be getting a simple listing:

<head><title>Index of /</title></head>
<body bgcolor="white">
<h1>Index of /test/</h1><hr><pre><a href="../">../</a>
<a href="test.txt">test.txt</a>                 19-May-2012 10:43            0

Edit: Updated the listing to delete any references to test

How do I test if a variable does not equal either of two values?

var test = $("#test").val();
if (test != 'A' && test != 'B'){
    do stuff;
else {
    do other stuff;

Does JavaScript pass by reference?

Function arguments are passed either by-value or by-sharing, but never ever by reference in JavaScript!


Primitive types are passed by-value:

var num = 123, str = "foo";

function f(num, str) {
  num += 1;
  str += "bar";
  console.log("inside of f:", num, str);

f(num, str);
console.log("outside of f:", num, str);

Reassignments inside a function scope are not visible in the surrounding scope.

This also applies to Strings, which are a composite data type and yet immutable:

var str = "foo";

function f(str) {
  str[0] = "b"; // doesn't work, because strings are immutable
  console.log("inside of f:", str);

console.log("outside of f:", str);


Objects, that is to say all types that are not primitives, are passed by-sharing. A variable that holds a reference to an object actually holds merely a copy of this reference. If JavaScript would pursue a call-by-reference evaluation strategy, the variable would hold the original reference. This is the crucial difference between by-sharing and by-reference.

What are the practical consequences of this distinction?

var o = {x: "foo"}, p = {y: 123};

function f(o, p) {
  o.x = "bar"; // Mutation
  p = {x: 456}; // Reassignment
  console.log("o inside of f:", o);
  console.log("p inside of f:", p);

f(o, p);

console.log("o outside of f:", o);
console.log("p outside of f:", p);

Mutating means to modify certain properties of an existing Object. The reference copy that a variable is bound to and that refers to this object remains the same. Mutations are thus visible in the caller's scope.

Reassigning means to replace the reference copy bound to a variable. Since it is only a copy, other variables holding a copy of the same reference remain unaffected. Reassignments are thus not visible in the caller's scope like they would be with a call-by-reference evaluation strategy.

Further information on evaluation strategies in ECMAScript.

Git: copy all files in a directory from another branch

As you are not trying to move the files around in the tree, you should be able to just checkout the directory:

git checkout master -- dirname

Linq code to select one item

You could use the extension method syntax:

var item = Items.Select(x => x.Id == 123).FirstOrDefault();

Other than that, I'm not sure how much more concise you can get, without maybe writing your own specialized "First" and "FirstOrDefault" extension methods.

Allowed memory size of 536870912 bytes exhausted in Laravel

I had this problem when trying to resize a CMYK jpeg using the Intervention / gd library. I had to increase the memory_limit.

Where are shared preferences stored?

Preferences can either be set in code or can be found in res/xml/preferences.xml. You can read more about preferences on the Android SDK website.

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 service fails to start

I have seen something similar before when the account the SQL Server is set to run under does not have the required permission.

Tangentially, once it is installed, a common mistake is to change the login credentials from Windows Services, not from SQL Server Configuration Manager. Although they look the same, the SQL Server tool grants access to some registry keys that the Windows tool does not, which can cause a problem on service startup.

You can run Sysinternals RegMon/Sysinternals ProcessMon while the install is running, filtering by sqlsevr.exe and Failure messages to see if the account credentials are a problem.

Hope this helps

Add empty columns to a dataframe with specified names from a vector

The below works for me

dataframe[,"newName"] <- NA

Make sure to add "" for new name string.

Is it possible to use global variables in Rust?

Look at the const and static section of the Rust book.

You can use something as follows:

const N: i32 = 5; 


static N: i32 = 5;

in global space.

But these are not mutable. For mutability, you could use something like:

static mut N: i32 = 5;

Then reference them like:

unsafe {
    N += 1;

    println!("N: {}", N);

Android, Java: HTTP POST Request

HTTP request POST in java does not dump the answer?

public class HttpClientExample 
 private final String USER_AGENT = "Mozilla/5.0";
 public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception 

HttpClientExample http = new HttpClientExample();

System.out.println("\nTesting 1 - Send Http POST request");


 // HTTP POST request
 private void sendPost() throws Exception {
 String url = "";

HttpClient client = new DefaultHttpClient();
HttpPost post = new HttpPost(url);

// add header
post.setHeader("User-Agent", USER_AGENT);

List<NameValuePair> urlParameters = new ArrayList<>();
urlParameters.add(new BasicNameValuePair("accion", "busqueda"));
        urlParameters.add(new BasicNameValuePair("modo", "1"));
urlParameters.add(new BasicNameValuePair("nruc", "10469415177"));

post.setEntity(new UrlEncodedFormEntity(urlParameters));

HttpResponse response = client.execute(post);
System.out.println("\nSending 'POST' request to URL : " + url);
System.out.println("Post parameters : " + post.getEntity());
System.out.println("Response Code : " +response.getStatusLine().getStatusCode());

 BufferedReader rd = new BufferedReader(new 

  StringBuilder result = new StringBuilder();
  String line = "";
  while ((line = rd.readLine()) != null) 


This is the web:,from you can consult Ruc without captcha. Your opinions are welcome!

About catching ANY exception

You can do this to handle general exceptions

    a = 2/0
except Exception as e:
    print e.__doc__
    print e.message

Getting the size of an array in an object

Arrays have a property .length that returns the number of elements.

var st =

st.itemb.length // 2

How do I get Bin Path?


eg. value:


Get name of property as a string

Old question, but another answer to this question is to create a static function in a helper class that uses the CallerMemberNameAttribute.

public static string GetPropertyName([CallerMemberName] String propertyName = null) {
  return propertyName;

And then use it like:

public string MyProperty {
  get { Console.WriteLine("{0} was called", GetPropertyName()); return _myProperty; }

Python: import module from another directory at the same level in project hierarchy

If I move to the main user_management directory, I can easily use: import Modules.LDAPManager to import --- this works.

Please, don't. In this way the LDAPManager module used by CreateUser will not be the same as the one imported via other imports. This can create problems when you have some global state in the module or during pickling/unpickling. Avoid imports that work only because the module happens to be in the same directory.

When you have a package structure you should either:

  • Use relative imports, i.e if the is in Scripts/:

     from ..Modules import LDAPManager

    Note that this was (note the past tense) discouraged by PEP 8 only because old versions of python didn't support them very well, but this problem was solved years ago. The current version of PEP 8 does suggest them as an acceptable alternative to absolute imports. I actually like them inside packages.

  • Use absolute imports using the whole package name( in Scripts/):

     from user_management.Modules import LDAPManager

In order for the second one to work the package user_management should be installed inside the PYTHONPATH. During development you can configure the IDE so that this happens, without having to manually add calls to sys.path.append anywhere.

Also I find it odd that Scripts/ is a subpackage. Because in a real installation the user_management module would be installed under the site-packages found in the lib/ directory (whichever directory is used to install libraries in your OS), while the scripts should be installed under a bin/ directory (whichever contains executables for your OS).

In fact I believe Script/ shouldn't even be under user_management. It should be at the same level of user_management. In this way you do not have to use -m, but you simply have to make sure the package can be found (this again is a matter of configuring the IDE, installing the package correctly or using PYTHONPATH=. python Scripts/ to launch the scripts with the correct path).

In summary, the hierarchy I would use is:

user_management  (package)
        |------- Modules/
        |           |
        |           |-----
        |           |-----
        |           |-----

 Scripts/  (*not* a package)

Then the code of and should use absolute imports to import the modules:

from user_management.Modules import LDAPManager

During installation you make sure that user_management ends up somewhere in the PYTHONPATH, and the scripts inside the directory for executables so that they are able to find the modules. During development you either rely on IDE configuration, or you launch adding the Scripts/ parent directory to the PYTHONPATH (I mean the directory that contains both user_management and Scripts):

PYTHONPATH=/the/parent/directory python Scripts/

Or you can modify the PYTHONPATH globally so that you don't have to specify this each time. On unix OSes (linux, Mac OS X etc.) you can modify one of the shell scripts to define the PYTHONPATH external variable, on Windows you have to change the environmental variables settings.

Addendum I believe, if you are using python2, it's better to make sure to avoid implicit relative imports by putting:

from __future__ import absolute_import

at the top of your modules. In this way import X always means to import the toplevel module X and will never try to import the file that's in the same directory (if that directory isn't in the PYTHONPATH). In this way the only way to do a relative import is to use the explicit syntax (the from . import X), which is better (explicit is better than implicit).

This will make sure you never happen to use the "bogus" implicit relative imports, since these would raise an ImportError clearly signalling that something is wrong. Otherwise you could use a module that's not what you think it is.

Android ClassNotFoundException: Didn't find class on path

I ran into the same issue. I solved it by first deleting the build folder in your android project folder and the build folder in your app folder. then clean your project and build.

How to implement the Java comparable interface?

This thing can easily be done by implementing a public class that implements Comparable. This will allow you to use compareTo method which can be used with any other object to which you wish to compare.

for example you can implement it in this way:

public String compareTo(Animal oth) 
    return, oth.population);

I think this might solve your purpose.

What is the best regular expression to check if a string is a valid URL?

This one works for me very well. (https?|ftp)://(www\d?|[a-zA-Z0-9]+)?\.[a-zA-Z0-9-]+(\:|\.)([a-zA-Z0-9.]+|(\d+)?)([/?:].*)?

isolating a sub-string in a string before a symbol in SQL Server 2008

DECLARE @dd VARCHAR(200) = 'Net Operating Loss - 2007';

SELECT SUBSTRING(@dd, 1, CHARINDEX('-', @dd) -1) F1,
       SUBSTRING(@dd, CHARINDEX('-', @dd) +1, LEN(@dd)) F2

How do you produce a .d.ts "typings" definition file from an existing JavaScript library?

I would look for an existing mapping of your 3rd party JS libraries that support Script# or SharpKit. Users of these C# to .js cross compilers will have faced the problem you now face and might have published an open source program to scan your 3rd party lib and convert into skeleton C# classes. If so hack the scanner program to generate TypeScript in place of C#.

Failing that, translating a C# public interface for your 3rd party lib into TypeScript definitions might be simpler than doing the same by reading the source JavaScript.

My special interest is Sencha's ExtJS RIA framework and I know there have been projects published to generate a C# interpretation for Script# or SharpKit

FORCE INDEX in MySQL - where do I put it?

The syntax for index hints is documented here:

FORCE INDEX goes right after the table reference:

    SELECT owner_id,
    FROM db_products FORCE INDEX (products_start_time)
    ORDER BY start_time DESC
) as resultstable
WHERE resultstable.closed = 0
      AND = 1
      AND resultstable.approved = 1
      AND resultstable.deleted = 0
      AND resultstable.creation_in_progress = 0
GROUP BY resultstable.owner_id
ORDER BY start_time DESC


If you're using ORDER BY before GROUP BY to get the latest entry per owner_id, you're using a nonstandard and undocumented behavior of MySQL to do that.

There's no guarantee that it'll continue to work in future versions of MySQL, and the query is likely to be an error in any other RDBMS.

Search the tag for many explanations of better solutions for this type of query.

Is Java RegEx case-insensitive?

You also can lead your initial string, which you are going to check for pattern matching, to lower case. And use in your pattern lower case symbols respectively.

How to determine if Javascript array contains an object with an attribute that equals a given value?

As the OP has asked the question if the key exists or not.

A more elegant solution that will return boolean using ES6 reduce function can be

const magenicVendorExists =  vendors.reduce((accumulator, vendor) => (accumulator||vendor.Name === "Magenic"), false);

Note: The initial parameter of reduce is a false and if the array has the key it will return true.

Hope it helps for better and cleaner code implementation

Moment.js with ReactJS (ES6)

Since you are using webpack you should be able to just import or require moment and then use it:

import moment from 'moment'

render() {
    return (
  ,key) => 
                <div key={key} className="post-detail">
                    <p dangerouslySetInnerHTML={{__html: post.content}}></p>
                    <hr />

How do I install the yaml package for Python?

"There should be one -- and preferably only one -- obvious way to do it." So let me add another one. This one is more like "install from sources" for Debian/Ubuntu, from

Install the libYAML and it's headers:

sudo apt-get install libyaml-dev

Download the pyyaml sources:


Install from sources, (don't forget to activate your venv):

. your/env/bin/activate
tar xzf PyYAML-3.13.tar.gz
cd PyYAML-3.13.tar.gz
(env)$ python install
(env)$ python test 

The given key was not present in the dictionary. Which key?

This exception is thrown when you try to index to something that isn't there, for example:

Dictionary<String, String> test = new Dictionary<String,String>();
string error = test["Key2"];

Often times, something like an object will be the key, which undoubtedly makes it harder to get. However, you can always write the following (or even wrap it up in an extension method):

if (test.ContainsKey(myKey))
   return test[myKey];
   throw new Exception(String.Format("Key {0} was not found", myKey));

Or more efficient (thanks to @ScottChamberlain)

T retValue;
if (test.TryGetValue(myKey, out retValue))
    return retValue;
   throw new Exception(String.Format("Key {0} was not found", myKey));

Microsoft chose not to do this, probably because it would be useless when used on most objects. Its simple enough to do yourself, so just roll your own!

How do I split an int into its digits?

I don't necessarily recommend this (it's more efficient to work with the number rather than converting it to a string), but it's easy and it works :)

#include <algorithm>
#include <iostream>
#include <iterator>
#include <string>

#include <boost/lexical_cast.hpp>

int main()
    int n = 23984;
    std::string s = boost::lexical_cast<std::string>(n);
    std::copy(s.begin(), s.end(), std::ostream_iterator<char>(std::cout, "\n"));
    return 0;


Short answer: No practical, performance, or storage, difference.

Long answer:

There is essentially no difference (in MySQL) between VARCHAR(3000) (or any other large limit) and TEXT. The former will truncate at 3000 characters; the latter will truncate at 65535 bytes. (I make a distinction between bytes and characters because a character can take multiple bytes.)

For smaller limits in VARCHAR, there are some advantages over TEXT.

  • "smaller" means 191, 255, 512, 767, or 3072, etc, depending on version, context, and CHARACTER SET.
  • INDEXes are limited in how big a column can be indexed. (767 or 3072 bytes; this is version and settings dependent)
  • Intermediate tables created by complex SELECTs are handled in two different ways -- MEMORY (faster) or MyISAM (slower). When 'large' columns are involved, the slower technique is automatically picked. (Significant changes coming in version 8.0; so this bullet item is subject to change.)
  • Related to the previous item, all TEXT datatypes (as opposed to VARCHAR) jump straight to MyISAM. That is, TINYTEXT is automatically worse for generated temp tables than the equivalent VARCHAR. (But this takes the discussion in a third direction!)
  • VARBINARY is like VARCHAR; BLOB is like TEXT.

Rebuttal to other answers

The original question asked one thing (which datatype to use); the accepted answer answered something else (off-record storage). That answer is now out of date.

When this thread was started and answered, there were only two "row formats" in InnoDB. Soon afterwards, two more formats (DYNAMIC and COMPRESSED) were introduced.

The storage location for TEXT and VARCHAR() is based on size, not on name of datatype. For an updated discussion of on/off-record storage of large text/blob columns, see this .

Can't find/install

Your problem comes from the 32/64 bit version of your JDK/JRE... Your shared lib is searched for a 32 bit version.

Your default JDK is a 32 bit version. Try to install a 64 bit one by default and relaunch your `.sh file.

Set "Homepage" in Asp.Net MVC

I tried the answer but it didn't worked for me. This is what i ended up doing:

Create a new controller DefaultController. In index action, i wrote one line redirect:

return Redirect("~/Default.aspx")

In RouteConfig.cs, change controller="Default" for the route.

            name: "Default",
            url: "{controller}/{action}/{id}",
            defaults: new { controller = "Default", action = "Index", id = UrlParameter.Optional }

Are dictionaries ordered in Python 3.6+?

I wanted to add to the discussion above but don't have the reputation to comment.

Python 3.8 is not quite released yet, but it will even include the reversed() function on dictionaries (removing another difference from OrderedDict.

Dict and dictviews are now iterable in reversed insertion order using reversed(). (Contributed by Rémi Lapeyre in bpo-33462.) See what's new in python 3.8

I don't see any mention of the equality operator or other features of OrderedDict so they are still not entirely the same.

What does "export" do in shell programming?

Exported variables such as $HOME and $PATH are available to (inherited by) other programs run by the shell that exports them (and the programs run by those other programs, and so on) as environment variables. Regular (non-exported) variables are not available to other programs.

$ env | grep '^variable='
$                                 # No environment variable called variable
$ variable=Hello                  # Create local (non-exported) variable with value
$ env | grep '^variable='
$                                 # Still no environment variable called variable
$ export variable                 # Mark variable for export to child processes
$ env | grep '^variable='
$ export other_variable=Goodbye   # create and initialize exported variable
$ env | grep '^other_variable='

For more information, see the entry for the export builtin in the GNU Bash manual, and also the sections on command execution environment and environment.

Note that non-exported variables will be available to subshells run via ( ... ) and similar notations because those subshells are direct clones of the main shell:

$ othervar=present
$ (echo $othervar; echo $variable; variable=elephant; echo $variable)
$ echo $variable

The subshell can change its own copy of any variable, exported or not, and may affect the values seen by the processes it runs, but the subshell's changes cannot affect the variable in the parent shell, of course.

Some information about subshells can be found under command grouping and command execution environment in the Bash manual.

Convert from DateTime to INT

EDIT: Casting to a float/int no longer works in recent versions of SQL Server. Use the following instead:

select datediff(day, '1899-12-30T00:00:00', my_date_field)
from mytable

Note the string date should be in an unambiguous date format so that it isn't affected by your server's regional settings.

In older versions of SQL Server, you can convert from a DateTime to an Integer by casting to a float, then to an int:

select cast(cast(my_date_field as float) as int)
from mytable

(NB: You can't cast straight to an int, as MSSQL rounds the value up if you're past mid day!)

If there's an offset in your data, you can obviously add or subtract this from the result

You can convert in the other direction, by casting straight back:

select cast(my_integer_date as datetime)
from mytable

Python extending with - using super() Python 3 vs Python 2

In short, they are equivalent. Let's have a history view:

(1) at first, the function looks like this.

    class MySubClass(MySuperClass):
        def __init__(self):

(2) to make code more abstract (and more portable). A common method to get Super-Class is invented like:

    super(<class>, <instance>)

And init function can be:

    class MySubClassBetter(MySuperClass):
        def __init__(self):
            super(MySubClassBetter, self).__init__()

However requiring an explicit passing of both the class and instance break the DRY (Don't Repeat Yourself) rule a bit.

(3) in V3. It is more smart,


is enough in most case. You can refer to

Apache gives me 403 Access Forbidden when DocumentRoot points to two different drives

For Apache 2.4.2: I was getting 403: Forbidden continuously when I was trying to access WAMP on my Windows 7 desktop from my iPhone on WiFi. On one blog, I found the solution - add Require all granted after Allow all in the <Directory> section. So this is how my <Directory> section looks like inside <VirtualHost>

<Directory "C:/wamp/www">
    Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews Includes ExecCGI
    AllowOverride All
    Order Allow,Deny
    Allow from all
    Require all granted

Best way to change the background color for an NSView

This supports changing systemwide appearance (turning dark mode on or off) while the application is running. You can also set the background colour in Interface Builder, if you set the class of the view to BackgroundColorView first.

class BackgroundColorView: NSView {
    @IBInspectable var backgroundColor: NSColor? {
        didSet { needsDisplay = true }

    override init(frame frameRect: NSRect) {
        super.init(frame: frameRect)
        wantsLayer = true

    required init?(coder decoder: NSCoder) {
        super.init(coder: decoder)
        wantsLayer = true

    override var wantsUpdateLayer: Bool { return true }

    override func updateLayer() {
        layer?.backgroundColor = backgroundColor?.cgColor

Changing Tint / Background color of UITabBar

[[self tabBar] insertSubview:v atIndex:0]; works perfectly for me.

Recursively find files with a specific extension

find -name "*Robert*" \( -name "*.pdf" -o -name "*.jpg" \)

The -o repreents an OR condition and you can add as many as you wish within the braces. So this says to find all files containing the word "Robert" anywhere in their names and whose names end in either "pdf" or "jpg".

How do you add CSS with Javascript?

The simple-and-direct approach is to create and add a new style node to the document.

// Your CSS as text
var styles = `
    .qwebirc-qui .ircwindow div { 
        font-family: Georgia,Cambria,"Times New Roman",Times,serif;
        margin: 26px auto 0 auto;
        max-width: 650px;
    .qwebirc-qui .lines {
        font-size: 18px;
        line-height: 1.58;
        letter-spacing: -.004em;

    .qwebirc-qui .nicklist a {
        margin: 6px;

var styleSheet = document.createElement("style")
styleSheet.type = "text/css"
styleSheet.innerText = styles

What's the difference between ".equals" and "=="?

In Java, when the “==” operator is used to compare 2 objects, it checks to see if the objects refer to the same place in memory. EX:

String obj1 = new String("xyz");
String obj2 = new String("xyz");
if(obj1 == obj2)
   System.out.println("obj1==obj2 is TRUE");
  System.out.println("obj1==obj2 is FALSE");

Even though the strings have the same exact characters (“xyz”), The code above will actually output: obj1==obj2 is FALSE

Java String class actually overrides the default equals() implementation in the Object class – and it overrides the method so that it checks only the values of the strings, not their locations in memory. This means that if you call the equals() method to compare 2 String objects, then as long as the actual sequence of characters is equal, both objects are considered equal.

String obj1 = new String("xyz");
String obj2 = new String("xyz");
   System.out.printlln("obj1==obj2 is TRUE");
  System.out.println("obj1==obj2 is FALSE");

This code will output the following:

obj1==obj2 is TRUE

Parse XLSX with Node and create json

here's angular 5 method version of this with unminified syntax for those who struggling with that y, z, tt in accepted answer. usage: parseXlsx().subscribe((data)=> {...})

parseXlsx() {
    let self = this;
    return Observable.create(observer => {
        this.http.get('./assets/input.xlsx', { responseType: 'arraybuffer' }).subscribe((data: ArrayBuffer) => {
            const XLSX = require('xlsx');
            let file = new Uint8Array(data);
            let workbook =, { type: 'array' });
            let sheetNamesList = workbook.SheetNames;

            let allLists = {};
            sheetNamesList.forEach(function (sheetName) {
                let worksheet = workbook.Sheets[sheetName];
                let currentWorksheetHeaders: object = {};
                let data: Array<any> = [];
                for (let cellName in worksheet) {//cellNames example: !ref,!margins,A1,B1,C1

                    //skipping serviceCells !margins,!ref
                    if (cellName[0] === '!') {

                    //parse colName, rowNumber, and getting cellValue
                    let numberPosition = self.getCellNumberPosition(cellName);
                    let colName = cellName.substring(0, numberPosition);
                    let rowNumber = parseInt(cellName.substring(numberPosition));
                    let cellValue = worksheet[cellName].w;// .w is XLSX property of parsed worksheet

                    //treating '-' cells as empty on Spot Indices worksheet
                    if (cellValue.trim() == "-") {

                    //storing header column names
                    if (rowNumber == 1 && cellValue) {
                        currentWorksheetHeaders[colName] = typeof (cellValue) == "string" ? cellValue.toCamelCase() : cellValue;

                    //creating empty object placeholder to store current row
                    if (!data[rowNumber]) {
                        data[rowNumber] = {}

                    //if header is date - for spot indices headers are dates
                    data[rowNumber][currentWorksheetHeaders[colName]] = cellValue;


                //dropping first two empty rows
                allLists[sheetName.toCamelCase()] = data;

            this.parsed = allLists;


jquery .on() method with load event

As the other have mentioned, the load event does not bubble. Instead you can manually trigger a load-like event with a custom event:

$('#item').on('namespace/onload', handleOnload).trigger('namespace/onload')

If your element is already listening to a change event:

$('#item').on('change', handleChange).trigger('change')

I find this works well. Though, I stick to custom events to be more explicit and avoid side effects.

Android ListView selected item stay highlighted

To hold the color of listview item when you press it, include the following line in your listview item layout:


Then define bg_key.xml in drawable folder like this:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<selector xmlns:android="">
        android:drawable="@color/default_color" />

Finally, include this in your ListView onClickListener:

listView.setOnItemClickListener(new OnItemClickListener() {
    public void onItemClick(AdapterView<?> parent, View view, int position,long arg3) {
        ... // Anything

This way, only one item will be color-selected at any time. You can define your color values in res/values/colors.xml with something like this:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <color name="pressed_color">#4d90fe</color>
    <color name="default_color">#ffffff</color>

Android failed to load JS bundle

Ok, I think I've figured what the issue is here. It was to do with the version of watchman I was running.

In a new shell, run brew update then: brew unlink watchman then: brew install watchman

now, you can run react-native start from your project folder

I leave this shell open, create a new shell window and run: react-native run-android from my project folder. All is right with the world.

ps. I was originally on version 3.2 of watchman. This upgraded me to 3.7.

pps. I'm new to this so that might not be the swiftest route to the solution but it has worked for me.


You might find that if you deploy your app to your Android device rather than an emulater you get a red screen of death with an error saying Unable to load JS Bundle. You need to set the debug server for your device to be your computer running react...either its name OR IP address.

  1. Press the device Menu button
  2. Select Dev Settings
  3. Select Debug server host for device or Change Bundle Location
  4. Type in your machine's IP and Reload JS plus the react port e.g.

More info:

How to convert a string to a date in sybase

Several ways to accomplish that but be aware that your DB date_format option & date_order option settings could affect the incoming format:

   cast('2008-09-16' as date)
from dummy;

How to install pip for Python 3 on Mac OS X?

pip is installed automatically with python2 using brew:

  1. brew install python3
  2. pip3 --version

Base table or view not found: 1146 Table Laravel 5

Just run the command:

php artisan migrate:refresh --seed

MySQL - sum column value(s) based on row from the same table

I think you're making this a bit more complicated than it needs to be.

    SUM(IF(PaymentMethod = 'Cash', Amount, 0)) AS 'Cash',
    -- snip
    SUM(Amount) AS Total
    SaleDate = '2012-02-10'

Difference between Width:100% and width:100vw?

You can solve this issue be adding max-width:

#element {
   width: 100vw;
   height: 100vw;
   max-width: 100%;

When you using CSS to make the wrapper full width using the code width: 100vw; then you will notice a horizontal scroll in the page, and that happened because the padding and margin of html and body tags added to the wrapper size, so the solution is to add max-width: 100%

How do I preserve line breaks when getting text from a textarea?

Here is an idea as you may have multiple newline in a textbox:

 var text=document.getElementById('post-text').value.split('\n');
 var html = text.join('<br />');

This HTML value will preserve newline. Hope this helps.

Using CSS to insert text

Also check out the attr() function of the CSS content attribute. It outputs a given attribute of the element as a text node. Use it like so:

<div class="Owner Joe" />

div:before {
  content: attr(class);

Or even with the new HTML5 custom data attributes:

<div data-employeename="Owner Joe" />

div:before {
  content: attr(data-employeename);

Adding placeholder text to textbox

Instead of using the .Text property of a TextBox, I overlayed a TextBlock with the placeholder. I couldn't use the .Text property because this was binded to an Event.


<Canvas Name="placeHolderCanvas">
    <TextBox  AcceptsReturn="True" Name="txtAddress" Height="50" Width="{Binding ActualWidth, ElementName=placeHolderCanvas}"
              Tag="Please enter your address"/>


Public Shared Sub InitPlaceholder(canvas As Canvas)
    Dim txt As TextBox = canvas.Children.OfType(Of TextBox).First()
    Dim placeHolderLabel = New TextBlock() With {.Text = txt.Tag,
                                                 .Foreground = New SolidColorBrush(Color.FromRgb(&H77, &H77, &H77)),
                                                 .IsHitTestVisible = False}
    Canvas.SetLeft(placeHolderLabel, 3)
    Canvas.SetTop(placeHolderLabel, 1)
    AddHandler txt.TextChanged, Sub() placeHolderLabel.Visibility = If(txt.Text = "", Visibility.Visible, Visibility.Hidden)
End Sub

Result: enter image description here

Multiple returns from a function

For PHP 7.1.0 onwards, you can use the new syntax (instead of the list function):

* @return  array  [foo, bar]
function getFooAndBar(): array {
    return ['foo', 'bar'];

[$foo, $bar] = getFooAndBar();

print 'Hello '. $foo . ' and ' . $bar;

It's OK for me if you want to return 2-3 variables, otherwise you should use an object with the desired properties.

Where is the Keytool application?

keytool is part of the standard java distribution.

In a windows 64-bit machine, you would normally find the jdk at

C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_121\bin

It is used for managing keys and certificates you can sign things with, in your case, probably a jar file.

If you provide more details of what you need to do, we could probably give you a more specific answer.

What is the difference between a process and a thread?

They are almost as same... But the key difference is a thread is lightweight and a process is heavy-weight in terms of context switching, work load and so on.

How do I base64 encode (decode) in C?

I wrote one for use with C++, it's very fast, works with streams, free, and open source:

Feel free to use it if it fits your purpose.

Edit: Added code inline by request.

The performance boost is acieved by using a lookup table for encoding and decoding. _UINT8 is an unsigned char on most OS's.

/** Static Base64 character encoding lookup table */
const char CBase64::encodeCharacterTable[65] = "ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz0123456789+/";

/** Static Base64 character decoding lookup table */
const char CBase64::decodeCharacterTable[256] = {

\brief Encodes binary data to base 64 character data
\param in The data to encode
\param out The encoded data as characters
void CBase64::Encode(std::istream &in, std::ostringstream &out)
    char buff1[3];
    char buff2[4];
    _UINT8 i=0, j;
    while(in.readsome(&buff1[i++], 1))
        if (i==3)
            out << encodeCharacterTable[(buff1[0] & 0xfc) >> 2];
            out << encodeCharacterTable[((buff1[0] & 0x03) << 4) + ((buff1[1] & 0xf0) >> 4)];
            out << encodeCharacterTable[((buff1[1] & 0x0f) << 2) + ((buff1[2] & 0xc0) >> 6)];
            out << encodeCharacterTable[buff1[2] & 0x3f];

    if (--i)
        for(j=i;j<3;j++) buff1[j] = '\0';

        buff2[0] = (buff1[0] & 0xfc) >> 2;
        buff2[1] = ((buff1[0] & 0x03) << 4) + ((buff1[1] & 0xf0) >> 4);
        buff2[2] = ((buff1[1] & 0x0f) << 2) + ((buff1[2] & 0xc0) >> 6);
        buff2[3] = buff1[2] & 0x3f;

        for (j=0;j<(i+1);j++) out << encodeCharacterTable[buff2[j]];

        while(i++<3) out << '=';


\brief Decodes base 64 character data to binary data
\param in The character data to decode
\param out The decoded data
void CBase64::Decode(std::istringstream &in, std::ostream &out)
    char buff1[4];
    char buff2[4];
    _UINT8 i=0, j;

    while(in.readsome(&buff2[i], 1) && buff2[i] != '=')
        if (++i==4)
            for (i=0;i!=4;i++)
                buff2[i] = decodeCharacterTable[buff2[i]];

            out << (char)((buff2[0] << 2) + ((buff2[1] & 0x30) >> 4));
            out << (char)(((buff2[1] & 0xf) << 4) + ((buff2[2] & 0x3c) >> 2));
            out << (char)(((buff2[2] & 0x3) << 6) + buff2[3]);


    if (i) 
        for (j=i;j<4;j++) buff2[j] = '\0';
        for (j=0;j<4;j++) buff2[j] = decodeCharacterTable[buff2[j]];

        buff1[0] = (buff2[0] << 2) + ((buff2[1] & 0x30) >> 4);
        buff1[1] = ((buff2[1] & 0xf) << 4) + ((buff2[2] & 0x3c) >> 2);
        buff1[2] = ((buff2[2] & 0x3) << 6) + buff2[3];

        for (j=0;j<(i-1); j++) out << (char)buff1[j];

What is `related_name` used for in Django?

prefetch_related use for prefetch data for Many to many and many to one relationship data. select_related is to select data from a single value relationship. Both of these are used to fetch data from their relationships from a model. For example, you build a model and a model that has a relationship with other models. When a request comes you will also query for their relationship data and Django has very good mechanisms To access data from their relationship like but when you iterate a list of models for fetching their relationship data Django create each request for every single relationship data. To overcome this we do have prefetchd_related and selected_related

jQuery find parent form

I would suggest using closest, which selects the closest matching parent element:


Instead of filtering by the name, I would do this:


HTML Form Redirect After Submit

Try this Javascript (jquery) code. Its an ajax request to an external URL. Use the callback function to fire any code:

<script type="text/javascript">
$(function() {
    $.post('', function() {
      window.location = '';
    return false;

R adding days to a date

In addition to the simple addition shown by others, you can also use seq.Date or seq.POSIXt to find other increments or decrements (the POSIXt version does seconds, minutes, hours, etc.):

> seq.Date( Sys.Date(), length=2, by='3 months' )[2]
[1] "2012-07-25"

How to read data of an Excel file using C#?


One of the more difficult concepts to grasp about Excel VSTO programming is that you don't refer to cells like an array, Worksheet[0][0] won't give you cell A1, it will error out on you. Even when you type into A1 when Excel is open, you are actually entering data into Range A1. Therefore you refer to cells as Named Ranges. Here's an example:

Excel.Worksheet sheet = workbook.Sheets["Sheet1"] as Excel.Worksheet; 
Excel.Range range = sheet.get_Range("A1", Missing.Value)

You can now literally type:

range.Text // this will give you the text the user sees
range.Value2 // this will give you the actual value stored by Excel (without rounding)

If you want to do something like this:

Excel.Range range = sheet.get_Range("A1:A5", Missing.Value)

if (range1 != null)
     foreach (Excel.Range r in range1)
         string user = r.Text
         string value = r.Value2


There might be a better way, but this has worked for me.

The reason you need to use Value2 and not Value is because the Value property is a parametrized and C# doesn't support them yet.

As for the cleanup code, i will post that when i get to work tomorrow, i don't have the code with me, but it's very boilerplate. You just close and release the objects in the reverse order you created them. You can't use a Using() block because the Excel.Application or Excel.Workbook doesn't implement IDisposable, and if you don't clean-up, you will be left with a hanging Excel objects in memory.


  • If you don't set the Visibility property Excel doesn't display, which can be disconcerting to your users, but if you want to just rip the data out, that is probably good enough
  • You could OleDb, that will work too.

I hope that gets you started, let me know if you need further clarification. I'll post a complete

here is a complete sample:

using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Reflection;
using NUnit.Framework;
using ExcelTools = Ms.Office;
using Excel = Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel;

namespace Tests
    public class ExcelSingle
        public void ProcessWorkbook()
            string file = @"C:\Users\Chris\Desktop\TestSheet.xls";

            Excel.Application excel = null;
            Excel.Workbook wkb = null;

                excel = new Excel.Application();

                wkb = ExcelTools.OfficeUtil.OpenBook(excel, file);

                Excel.Worksheet sheet = wkb.Sheets["Data"] as Excel.Worksheet;

                Excel.Range range = null;

                if (sheet != null)
                    range = sheet.get_Range("A1", Missing.Value);

                string A1 = String.Empty;

                if( range != null )
                    A1 = range.Text.ToString();

                Console.WriteLine("A1 value: {0}", A1);

            catch(Exception ex)
                //if you need to handle stuff
                if (wkb != null)

                if (excel != null)

I'll post the functions from ExcelTools tomorrow, I don't have that code with me either.

Edit: As promised, here are the Functions from ExcelTools you might need.

public static Excel.Workbook OpenBook(Excel.Application excelInstance, string fileName, bool readOnly, bool editable,
        bool updateLinks) {
        Excel.Workbook book = excelInstance.Workbooks.Open(
            fileName, updateLinks, readOnly,
            Type.Missing, Type.Missing, Type.Missing, Type.Missing, Type.Missing,
            Type.Missing, editable, Type.Missing, Type.Missing, Type.Missing,
            Type.Missing, Type.Missing);
        return book;

public static void ReleaseRCM(object o) {
        try {
        } catch {
        } finally {
            o = null;

To be frank, this stuff is much easier if you use VB.NET. It's in C# because I didn't write it. VB.NET does option parameters well, C# does not, hence the Type.Missing. Once you typed Type.Missing twice in a row, you run screaming from the room!

As for you question, you can try to following:

I will post an example when I get back from my meeting... cheers

Edit: Here is an example

range = sheet.Cells.Find("Value to Find",
                                                 Type.Missing, Type.Missing);

range.Text; //give you the value found

Here is another example inspired by this site:

 range = sheet.Cells.Find("Value to find", Type.Missing, Type.Missing,Excel.XlLookAt.xlWhole,Excel.XlSearchOrder.xlByColumns,Excel.XlSearchDirection.xlNext,false, false, Type.Missing);

It helps to understand the parameters.

P.S. I'm one of those weird people who enjoys learning COM automation. All this code steamed from a tool I wrote for work which required me to process over 1000+ spreadsheets from the lab each Monday.

How can I express that two values are not equal to eachother?

"Not equals" can be expressed with the "not" operator ! and the standard .equals.

if (a.equals(b)) // a equals b
if (!a.equals(b)) // a not equal to b

NotificationCenter issue on Swift 3

I think it has changed again.

For posting this works in Xcode 8.2.

Logcat not displaying my log calls

I needed to restart the adb service with the command adb usb

Prior to this I was getting all logging and able to debug, but wasn't getting my own log lines (yes, I was getting system logging associated with my application).

How to programmatically modify WCF app.config endpoint address setting?

This is the shortest code that you can use to update the app config file even if don't have a config section defined:

void UpdateAppConfig(string param)
   var doc = new XmlDocument();
   XmlNodeList endpoints = doc.GetElementsByTagName("endpoint");
   foreach (XmlNode item in endpoints)
       var adressAttribute = item.Attributes["address"];
       if (!ReferenceEquals(null, adressAttribute))
           adressAttribute.Value = string.Format("http://mydomain/{0}", param);

how to apply click event listener to image in android

In xml:


In code

 public class Test extends Activity {  
 public void imageClick(View view) {  
  //Implement image click function  

Set timeout for webClient.DownloadFile()

My answer comes from here

You can make a derived class, which will set the timeout property of the base WebRequest class:

using System;
using System.Net;

public class WebDownload : WebClient
    /// <summary>
    /// Time in milliseconds
    /// </summary>
    public int Timeout { get; set; }

    public WebDownload() : this(60000) { }

    public WebDownload(int timeout)
        this.Timeout = timeout;

    protected override WebRequest GetWebRequest(Uri address)
        var request = base.GetWebRequest(address);
        if (request != null)
            request.Timeout = this.Timeout;
        return request;

and you can use it just like the base WebClient class.

Screen width in React Native

React Native Dimensions is only a partial answer to this question, I came here looking for the actual pixel size of the screen, and the Dimensions actually gives you density independent layout size.

You can use React Native Pixel Ratio to get the actual pixel size of the screen.

You need the import statement for both Dimenions and PixelRatio

import { Dimensions, PixelRatio } from 'react-native';

You can use object destructuring to create width and height globals or put it in stylesheets as others suggest, but beware this won't update on device reorientation.

const { width, height } = Dimensions.get('window');

From React Native Dimension Docs:

Note: Although dimensions are available immediately, they may change (e.g due to >device rotation) so any rendering logic or styles that depend on these constants >should try to call this function on every render, rather than caching the value >(for example, using inline styles rather than setting a value in a StyleSheet).

PixelRatio Docs link for those who are curious, but not much more there.

To actually get the screen size use:


or if you don't want width and height to be globals you can use it anywhere like this


Java : Comparable vs Comparator

Comparator provides a way for you to provide custom comparison logic for types that you have no control over.

Comparable allows you to specify how objects that you are implementing get compared.

Obviously, if you don't have control over a class (or you want to provide multiple ways to compare objects that you do have control over) then use Comparator.

Otherwise you can use Comparable.

What is the technology behind wechat, whatsapp and other messenger apps?

The WhatsApp Architecture Facebook Bought For $19 Billion explains the architecture involved in design of whatsapp.

Here is the general explanation from the link

  • WhatsApp server is almost completely implemented in Erlang.

  • Server systems that do the backend message routing are done in Erlang.

  • Great achievement is that the number of active users is managed with a really small server footprint. Team consensus is that it is largely because of Erlang.

  • Interesting to note Facebook Chat was written in Erlang in 2009, but they went away from it because it was hard to find qualified programmers.

  • WhatsApp server has started from ejabberd

  • Ejabberd is a famous open source Jabber server written in Erlang.

  • Originally chosen because its open, had great reviews by developers, ease of start and the promise of Erlang’s long term suitability for large communication system.

  • The next few years were spent re-writing and modifying quite a few parts of ejabberd, including switching from XMPP to internally developed protocol, restructuring the code base and redesigning some core components, and making lots of important modifications to Erlang VM to optimize server performance.

  • To handle 50 billion messages a day the focus is on making a reliable system that works. Monetization is something to look at later, it’s far far down the road.

  • A primary gauge of system health is message queue length. The message queue length of all the processes on a node is constantly monitored and an alert is sent out if they accumulate backlog beyond a preset threshold. If one or more processes falls behind that is alerted on, which gives a pointer to the next bottleneck to attack.

  • Multimedia messages are sent by uploading the image, audio or video to be sent to an HTTP server and then sending a link to the content along with its Base64 encoded thumbnail (if applicable).

  • Some code is usually pushed every day. Often, it’s multiple times a day, though in general peak traffic times are avoided. Erlang helps being aggressive in getting fixes and features into production. Hot-loading means updates can be pushed without restarts or traffic shifting. Mistakes can usually be undone very quickly, again by hot-loading. Systems tend to be much more loosely-coupled which makes it very easy to roll changes out incrementally.

  • What protocol is used in Whatsapp app? SSL socket to the WhatsApp server pools. All messages are queued on the server until the client reconnects to retrieve the messages. The successful retrieval of a message is sent back to the whatsapp server which forwards this status back to the original sender (which will see that as a "checkmark" icon next to the message). Messages are wiped from the server memory as soon as the client has accepted the message

  • How does the registration process work internally in Whatsapp? WhatsApp used to create a username/password based on the phone IMEI number. This was changed recently. WhatsApp now uses a general request from the app to send a unique 5 digit PIN. WhatsApp will then send a SMS to the indicated phone number (this means the WhatsApp client no longer needs to run on the same phone). Based on the pin number the app then request a unique key from WhatsApp. This key is used as "password" for all future calls. (this "permanent" key is stored on the device). This also means that registering a new device will invalidate the key on the old device.

Replacing characters in Ant property

Here's a more generalized version of Uwe Schindler's answer:

You can use a macrodef to create a custom task.

<macrodef name="replaceproperty" taskname="@{taskname}">
    <attribute name="src" />
    <attribute name="dest" default="" />
    <attribute name="replace" default="" />
    <attribute name="with" default="" />
        <loadresource property="@{dest}">
            <propertyresource name="@{src}" />
                    <replacestring from="@{replace}" to="@{with}"/>

you can use this as follows:

<replaceproperty src="property1" dest="property2" replace=" " with="_"/>

this will be pretty useful if you are doing this multiple times

How to handle "Uncaught (in promise) DOMException: play() failed because the user didn't interact with the document first." on Desktop with Chrome 66?

Extend the DOM Element, Handle the Error, and Degrade Gracefully

Below I use the prototype function to wrap the native DOM play function, grab its promise, and then degrade to a play button if the browser throws an exception. This extension addresses the shortcoming of the browser and is plug-n-play in any page with knowledge of the target element(s).

// JavaScript
// Wrap the native DOM audio element play function and handle any autoplay errors = (function(play) {
return function () {
  var audio = this,
      args = arguments,
      promise = play.apply(audio, args);
  if (promise !== undefined) {
    promise.catch(_ => {
      // Autoplay was prevented. This is optional, but add a button to start playing.
      var el = document.createElement("button");
      el.innerHTML = "Play";
      el.addEventListener("click", function(){play.apply(audio, args);});
      this.parentNode.insertBefore(el, this.nextSibling)

// Try automatically playing our audio via script. This would normally trigger and error.

<!-- HTML -->
<audio id="MyAudioElement" autoplay>
  <source src="" type="audio/ogg">
  <source src="" type="audio/mpeg">
  Your browser does not support the audio element.

Counting lines, words, and characters within a text file using Python

file__IO = input('\nEnter file name here to analize with path:: ')
with open(file__IO, 'r') as f:
    data =
    line = data.splitlines()
    words = data.split()
    spaces = data.split(" ")
    charc = (len(data) - len(spaces))

    print('\n Line number ::', len(line), '\n Words number ::', len(words), '\n Spaces ::', len(spaces), '\n Charecters ::', (len(data)-len(spaces)))

I tried this code & it works as expected.

What is the coolest thing you can do in <10 lines of simple code? Help me inspire beginners!

I was blown away by some of the stuff that was shown in the talk Easy AI with Python (video and PDF). For example, teaching a computer how to play Mastermind, solve eight queens, alphametics (those puzzles which are like "9567 + 1085 == 10652" and infer relationships in data. All in the order of 10 lines (possibly with 20 or 30 lines of "behind the scenes" code).

mysql: SOURCE error 2?

If you're on Debian 8 (Jessie) Linux, try to cd into the directory of the 'metropolises.sql'. Run mysql and execute SOURCE ./metropolises.sql;

Basically, try the relative path. I tried this and it works.

Adding devices to team provisioning profile

This is what worked for me in XCode 7.3

  1. Login to
  2. Add the device.
  3. Head straight back to XCode (DO NOTHING) and create the .ipa
  4. Install the build on the device, it will work.

I have no idea how this worked since I didn't download a new provisioning profile which included the newly added device, neither did I touch anything in XCode after adding the new device. That's Apple magic for you.

I will try to add an explanation to this if I find one.

Is it possible to specify proxy credentials in your web.config?

Directory Services/LDAP lookups can be used to serve this purpose. It involves some changes at infrastructure level, but most production environments have such provision

How do I write dispatch_after GCD in Swift 3, 4, and 5?

try this

let when = + 1.5
    DispatchQueue.main.asyncAfter(deadline: when) {
        //some code

How do I load external fonts into an HTML document?

CSS3 offers a way to do it with the @font-face rule.

Here is a number of different ways which will work in browsers that don't support the @font-face rule.

How to get `DOM Element` in Angular 2?

Update (using renderer):

Note that the original Renderer service has now been deprecated in favor of Renderer2

as on Renderer2 official doc.

Furthermore, as pointed out by @GünterZöchbauer:

Actually using ElementRef is just fine. Also using ElementRef.nativeElement with Renderer2 is fine. What is discouraged is accessing properties of directly.

You can achieve this by using elementRef as well as by ViewChild. however it's not recommendable to use elementRef due to:

  • security issue
  • tight coupling

as pointed out by official ng2 documentation.

1. Using elementRef (Direct Access):

export class MyComponent {    
constructor (private _elementRef : ElementRef) {

2. Using ViewChild (better approach):

<textarea  #tasknote name="tasknote" [(ngModel)]="taskNote" placeholder="{{ notePlaceholder }}" 
style="background-color: pink" (blur)="updateNote() ; noteEditMode = false " (click)="noteEditMode = false"> {{ todo.note }} </textarea> // <-- changes id to local var

export class MyComponent implements AfterViewInit {
  @ViewChild('tasknote') input: ElementRef;

   ngAfterViewInit() {


3. Using renderer:

export class MyComponent implements AfterViewInit {
      @ViewChild('tasknote') input: ElementRef;
         constructor(private renderer: Renderer2){           

       ngAfterViewInit() {
       //using selectRootElement instead of depreaced invokeElementMethod


Fail to create Android virtual Device, "No system image installed for this Target"

As a workaround, go to sdk installation directory and perform the following steps:

  • Navigate to system-images/android-19/default
  • Move everything in there to system-images/android-19/

The directory structure should look like this: enter image description here

And it should work!

ProcessBuilder: Forwarding stdout and stderr of started processes without blocking the main thread

As an addition to msangel answer I would like to add the following code block:

private static CompletableFuture<Boolean> redirectToLogger(final InputStream inputStream, final Consumer<String> logLineConsumer) {
        return CompletableFuture.supplyAsync(() -> {
            try (
                InputStreamReader inputStreamReader = new InputStreamReader(inputStream);
                BufferedReader bufferedReader = new BufferedReader(inputStreamReader);
            ) {
                String line = null;
                while((line = bufferedReader.readLine()) != null) {
                return true;
            } catch (IOException e) {
                return false;

It allows to redirect the input stream (stdout, stderr) of the process to some other consumer. This might be System.out::println or anything else consuming strings.


Process process = processBuilder.start()
CompletableFuture<Boolean> stdOutRes = redirectToLogger(process.getInputStream(), System.out::println);
CompletableFuture<Boolean> stdErrRes = redirectToLogger(process.getErrorStream(), System.out::println);

What does "'') " mean in Flask

To answer to your second question. You can just hit the IP address of the machine that your flask app is running, e.g. in a browser on different machine on the same network and you are there. Though, you will not be able to access it if you are on a different network. Firewalls or VLans can cause you problems with reaching your application. If that computer has a public IP, then you can hit that IP from anywhere on the planet and you will be able to reach the app. Usually this might impose some configuration, since most of the public servers are behind some sort of router or firewall.

What does 'const static' mean in C and C++?

It's a small space optimization.

When you say

const int foo = 42;

You're not defining a constant, but creating a read-only variable. The compiler is smart enough to use 42 whenever it sees foo, but it will also allocate space in the initialized data area for it. This is done because, as defined, foo has external linkage. Another compilation unit can say:

extern const int foo;

To get access to its value. That's not a good practice since that compilation unit has no idea what the value of foo is. It just knows it's a const int and has to reload the value from memory whenever it is used.

Now, by declaring that it is static:

static const int foo = 42;

The compiler can do its usual optimization, but it can also say "hey, nobody outside this compilation unit can see foo and I know it's always 42 so there is no need to allocate any space for it."

I should also note that in C++, the preferred way to prevent names from escaping the current compilation unit is to use an anonymous namespace:

namespace {
    const int foo = 42; // same as static definition above

Change span text?

Replace whatever is in the address bar with this:

javascript:document.getElementById('serverTime').innerHTML='[text here]';


Shell script variable not empty (-z option)

Of course it does. After replacing the variable, it reads [ !-z ], which is not a valid [ command. Use double quotes, or [[.

if [ ! -z "$errorstatus" ]

if [[ ! -z $errorstatus ]]

Remove all items from RecyclerView

This is how I cleared my recyclerview and added new items to it with animation:



//reset adapter with empty array list (it did the trick animation)
mAdapter = new MyAdapter(context, mList);


Finding element's position relative to the document

I suggest using


as proposed here instead of manual offset calculation through offsetLeft, offsetTop and offsetParent. as proposed here Under some circumstances* the manual traversal produces invalid results. See this Plunker:

*When element is inside of a scrollable parent with static (=default) positioning.

C error: undefined reference to function, but it IS defined

I think the problem is that when you're trying to compile testpoint.c, it includes point.h but it doesn't know about point.c. Since point.c has the definition for create, not having point.c will cause the compilation to fail.

I'm not familiar with MinGW, but you need to tell the compiler to look for point.c. For example with gcc you might do this:

gcc point.c testpoint.c

As others have pointed out, you also need to remove one of your main functions, since you can only have one.

How to capture no file for fs.readFileSync()?

You have to catch the error and then check what type of error it is.

try {
  var data = fs.readFileSync(...)
} catch (err) {
  // If the type is not what you want, then just throw the error again.
  if (err.code !== 'ENOENT') throw err;

  // Handle a file-not-found error

How to create a table from select query result in SQL Server 2008

Please try:

SELECT * INTO NewTable FROM OldTable

Best way to work with transactions in MS SQL Server Management Studio

I want to add a point that you can also (and should if what you are writing is complex) add a test variable to rollback if you are in test mode. Then you can execute the whole thing at once. Often I also add code to see the before and after results of various operations especially if it is a complex script.

Example below:

USE AdventureWorks;
DECLARE @TEST INT = 1--1 is test mode, use zero when you are ready to execute

     IF @TEST= 1
            SELECT *FROM Production.Product
                WHERE ProductID = 980;
    -- Generate a constraint violation error.
    DELETE FROM Production.Product
    WHERE ProductID = 980;

     IF @TEST= 1
            SELECT *FROM Production.Product
                WHERE ProductID = 980;
            IF @@TRANCOUNT > 0

        ERROR_NUMBER() AS ErrorNumber
        ,ERROR_SEVERITY() AS ErrorSeverity
        ,ERROR_STATE() AS ErrorState
        ,ERROR_PROCEDURE() AS ErrorProcedure
        ,ERROR_LINE() AS ErrorLine
        ,ERROR_MESSAGE() AS ErrorMessage;

    IF @@TRANCOUNT > 0


Increment a value in Postgres

UPDATE totals 
   SET total = total + 1
WHERE name = 'bill';

If you want to make sure the current value is indeed 203 (and not accidently increase it again) you can also add another condition:

UPDATE totals 
   SET total = total + 1
WHERE name = 'bill'
  AND total = 203;

What is an idiomatic way of representing enums in Go?

Referring to the answer of jnml, you could prevent new instances of Base type by not exporting the Base type at all (i.e. write it lowercase). If needed, you may make an exportable interface that has a method that returns a base type. This interface could be used in functions from the outside that deal with Bases, i.e.

package a

type base int

const (
    A base = iota

type Baser interface {
    Base() base

// every base must fulfill the Baser interface
func(b base) Base() base {
    return b

func(b base) OtherMethod()  {

package main

import "a"

// func from the outside that handles a.base via a.Baser
// since a.base is not exported, only exported bases that are created within package a may be used, like a.A, a.C, a.T. and a.G
func HandleBasers(b a.Baser) {
    base := b.Base()

// func from the outside that returns a.A or a.C, depending of condition
func AorC(condition bool) a.Baser {
    if condition {
       return a.A
    return a.C

Inside the main package a.Baser is effectively like an enum now. Only inside the a package you may define new instances.

How can I listen for keypress event on the whole page?

Be aware "document:keypress" is deprecated. We should use document:keydown instead.


Removing the password from a VBA project

My 2 cents on Excel 2016:

  1. open the xls file with Notepad++
  2. Search for DPB= and replace it with DPx=
  3. Save the file
  4. Open the file, open the VB Editor, open modules will not work (error 40230)
  5. Save the file as xlsm
  6. It works

Printing a char with printf

Yes, it prints GARBAGE unless you are lucky.


The type of the printf/sprintf/fprintf argument MUST match the associated format type char.

If the types don't match and it compiles, the results are very undefined.

Many newer compilers know about printf and issue warnings if the types do not match. If you get these warnings, FIX them.

If you want to convert types for arguments for variable functions, you must supply the cast (ie, explicit conversion) because the compiler can't figure out that a conversion needs to be performed (as it can with a function prototype with typed arguments).

printf("%d\n", (int) ch)

In this example, printf is being TOLD that there is an "int" on the stack. The cast makes sure that whatever thing sizeof returns (some sort of long integer, usually), printf will get an int.

printf("%d", (int) sizeof('\n'))

How to stop "setInterval"

setInterval returns an id that you can use to cancel the interval with clearInterval()

How to set DOM element as the first child?

var newItem = document.createElement("LI");       // Create a <li> node
var textnode = document.createTextNode("Water");  // Create a text node
newItem.appendChild(textnode);                    // Append the text to <li>

var list = document.getElementById("myList");    // Get the <ul> element to insert a new node
list.insertBefore(newItem, list.childNodes[0]);  // Insert <li> before the first child of <ul>

Given URL is not allowed by the Application configuration

The problem is that whatever url you are currently hosting your app is not setup in your Application configuration. Go to your app settings and ensure the urls are matching.



  1. Go to 'Basic' settings for your app
  2. Select 'Add Platform'
  3. Select 'Website'
  4. Put your website URL under 'Site URL'

enter image description here

Difference between uint32 and uint32_t

uint32_t is standard, uint32 is not. That is, if you include <inttypes.h> or <stdint.h>, you will get a definition of uint32_t. uint32 is a typedef in some local code base, but you should not expect it to exist unless you define it yourself. And defining it yourself is a bad idea.

Convert a string into an int

How about

[@"7" intValue];

Additionally if you want an NSNumber you could do

NSNumberFormatter *numberFormatter = [[NSNumberFormatter alloc] init];
[numberFormatter numberFromString:@"7"];

Find oldest/youngest datetime object in a list

have u tried this :

>>> from datetime import datetime as DT
>>> l =[]
>>> l.append(DT(1988,12,12))
>>> l.append(DT(1979,12,12))
>>> l.append(DT(1979,12,11))
>>> l.append(DT(2011,12,11))
>>> l.append(DT(2022,12,11))
>>> min(l)
datetime.datetime(1979, 12, 11, 0, 0)
>>> max(l)
datetime.datetime(2022, 12, 11, 0, 0)

The requested operation cannot be performed on a file with a user-mapped section open

If you're using profilers like AQ Time, these may also be locking the file. The solution in this case would be to restart the profiler or simply unload/load the assembly in question from the profiler. For AQ Time I noticed that it's releasing the file after some time, but I can't for the life of me tell what that timeout is. Seems to be random

React : difference between <Route exact path="/" /> and <Route path="/" />

In short, if you have multiple routes defined for your app's routing, enclosed with Switch component like this;


  <Route exact path="/" component={Home} />
  <Route path="/detail" component={Detail} />

  <Route exact path="/functions" component={Functions} />
  <Route path="/functions/:functionName" component={FunctionDetails} />


Then you have to put exact keyword to the Route which it's path is also included by another Route's path. For example home path / is included in all paths so it needs to have exact keyword to differentiate it from other paths which start with /. The reason is also similar to /functions path. If you want to use another route path like /functions-detail or /functions/open-door which includes /functions in it then you need to use exact for the /functions route.

Add property to an array of objects

It goes through the object as a key-value structure. Then it will add a new property named 'Active' and a sample value for this property ('Active) to every single object inside of this object. this code can be applied for both array of objects and object of objects.

   Object.keys(Results).forEach(function (key){
            Object.defineProperty(Results[key], "Active", { value: "the appropriate value"});

static files with express.js

If you have a complicated folder structure, such as

- Your application
     - assets
         - images
             - profile.jpg
     - web
     - server
        - index.js

If you want to serve assets/images from index.js

app.use('/images', express.static(path.join(__dirname, '..', 'assets', 'images')))

To view from your browser


If you need more clarification comment, I'll elaborate.

The maximum message size quota for incoming messages (65536) has been exceeded

You also need to increase maxBufferSize. Also note that you might need to increase the readerQuotas.

Sorting Values of Set

You're using the default comparator to sort a Set<String>. In this case, that means lexicographic order. Lexicographically, "12" comes before "15", comes before "5".

Either use a Set<Integer>:

Set<Integer> set=new HashSet<Integer>();

Or use a different comparator:

Collections.sort(list, new Comparator<String>() {
    public int compare(String a, String b) {
        return Integer.parseInt(a) - Integer.parseInt(b);

Regular Expression Validation For Indian Phone Number and Mobile number

For Indian Mobile Numbers

Regular Expression to validate 11 or 12 (starting with 0 or 91) digit number

String regx = "(0/91)?[7-9][0-9]{9}";

String mobileNumber = "09756432848";



You can check for 10 digit mobile number by removing "(0/91)?" from the regular expression i.e. regx

Delegates in swift?

Here's a little help on delegates between two view controllers:

Step 1: Make a protocol in the UIViewController that you will be removing/will be sending the data.

protocol FooTwoViewControllerDelegate:class {
    func myVCDidFinish(_ controller: FooTwoViewController, text: String)

Step2: Declare the delegate in the sending class (i.e. UIViewcontroller)

class FooTwoViewController: UIViewController {
    weak var delegate: FooTwoViewControllerDelegate?

Step3: Use the delegate in a class method to send the data to the receiving method, which is any method that adopts the protocol.

@IBAction func saveColor(_ sender: UIBarButtonItem) {
        delegate?.myVCDidFinish(self, text: colorLabel.text) //assuming the delegate is assigned otherwise error

Step 4: Adopt the protocol in the receiving class

class ViewController: UIViewController, FooTwoViewControllerDelegate {

Step 5: Implement the delegate method

func myVCDidFinish(_ controller: FooTwoViewController, text: String) {
    colorLabel.text = "The Color is " +  text
    controller.navigationController.popViewController(animated: true)

Step 6: Set the delegate in the prepareForSegue:

override func prepare(for segue: UIStoryboardSegue, sender: Any?) {
    if segue.identifier == "mySegue" {
        let vc = segue.destination as! FooTwoViewController
        vc.colorString = colorLabel.text
        vc.delegate = self

And that should work. This is of course just code fragments, but should give you the idea. For a long explanation of this code you can go over to my blog entry here:

segues and delegates

If you are interested in what's going on under the hood with a delegate I did write on that here:

under the hood with delegates

Calling ASP.NET MVC Action Methods from JavaScript

Simply call your Action Method by using Javascript as shown below:

var id = model.Id; //if you want to pass an Id parameter
window.location.href = '@Url.Action("Action", "Controller")/' + id;

Hope this helps...

Concatenating two std::vectors

Try, create two vectors and add second vector to first vector, code:

std::vector<int> v1{1,2,3};
std::vector<int> v2{4,5};

for(int i = 0; i<v2.size();i++)



While i int not v2 size, push back element , index i in v1 vector.