The Lightbulb Went Off… Sort/Break/Summary (Totals)

This is one of those tricks in Query that typically comes around later on in the learning process. It’s an odd gray area of just a little too complex to effectively teach right away, but useful enough that it really can be a key time-saving and simplifying tactic of many projects. I was just fine…Read More

Quick Tip for Report Writers – Use the Better Date from CUFMAINT

Save time, simplify your work, and stop typing your dates in both the YYMMDD and MMDDYY layouts each time you run a query over the File Maintenance data. The original Maintenance Date field of MNTDAT will naturally have dates in both layouts, which is friendliest for optimal processing by the programs that write out the…Read More

Know the Numbers

Yesterday I had the pleasure of spending about 45 minutes with a group of ladies who are considering CU*BASE as the next core processor for their credit union. It was a perfect occasion to cover the sheer volume of pre-defined data resources available. As I was talking through some of the details, it struck me that I should definitely be telling everybody else the…Read More