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Top N Queries by Group May 14, 2020 by Robert Gravelle

A Top N query is one that fetches the top records, ordered by some value, in descending order. Typically, these are accomplished using the TOP or LIMIT clause. Problem is, Top N result sets are limited to the highest values in the table, without any grouping. The GROUP BY clause can help with that, but it is limited to the single top result for each group. If you want the top 5 per category, GROUP BY won't help by itself. That doesn't mean it can't be done. In fact, in today's blog, we'll learn exactly how to construct a Top N query by group.

Is the Database or Application the Best Place for a Custom Function? May 6, 2020 by Robert Gravelle

Deciding whether do create a function in the database or in application code can be a daunting one. All-too-often, you don't realize that you've made the wrong choice until it's a big hassle to make an about-face. Worse still is the fact that many developers base their decision on whether they're most familiar with SQL or application coding! A better approach is to rely on the strengths of a technology to help guide your decision. In today's blog, we'll break down the decision making process when choosing between a user-defined function (UDF) and one that resides on the application side.

Managing Databases Remotely Using Navicat - Part III Apr 29, 2020 by Robert Gravelle

Part III: Navicat Cloud FAQ

While Navicat Cloud has been around for a few years now, it has really come into its own recently, as the Covid-19 pandemic has forced organizations to implement a work from home protocol. We learned the basics of Navicat Cloud in the last blog, Navicat Cloud and Team Collaboration. If you're following along, that was part 2 in the series. In this last installment, we'll pick up were we left off last week and look at how Navicat Cloud can help your team be more productive while working remotely by answering your biggest questions.

Managing Databases Remotely Using Navicat - Part II Mar 22, 2020 by Robert Gravelle

Part II: Navicat Cloud and Team Collaboration

As the Covid-19 pandemic wears on, organizations that can support working from home have continued to remain productive while maintaining physical distancing. In last blog we learned how to access sensitive work data by establishing a secure connection to a remote database via Navicat Premium 15. Today's follow-up will introduce Navicat Cloud, an add-on feature inside Navicat Development and Administration products for collaborating with team members from across town to around the globe.

Managing Databases Remotely Using Navicat Apr 7, 2020 by Robert Gravelle

Part 1: Connecting to a Remote Database Instance

Remote work has been on the rise for some time now. Today, for those organizations still operating during the Covid-19 pandemic, it has become a necessity. Luckily, popular database systems (DBMS) have long supported remote connections. Likewise, Navicat's database development and administration products are also well equipped to access databases remotely. In today's blog we'll learn how to establish a secure connection to a remote database instance using Navicat Premium 15.

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