[Automation]: Using Power Automate with SQL Server (Primary keys that aren’t int)

Level of Difficulty: Beginner – Senior. Are you in a situation where you’re using a SQL database and you’ve already designed, created and gone through all 700 iterations of the review? Primary keys already created of type uniqueidentifier with default value of NEWID(). Then Fred comes with his clever idea of adding some sort ofContinue reading “[Automation]: Using Power Automate with SQL Server (Primary keys that aren’t int)”

[Et al.] Look After The BAs!

As a Developer in an Agile environment, I want to appreciate the Business Analysts (BA) so that we can continue working in a respectful and collaborative manner. Sounds like a user story right? Well maybe it should be so that we can persistently practise this principle. Often we are faced with feuds between colleagues inContinue reading “[Et al.] Look After The BAs!”

[RPA]: Uploading Files to Azure Blob Storage in UiPath Processes

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate – Senior. This post will assist in using Azure Blob Storage to store files used in UiPath processes. A funny thing happened the other day… Jackson broke the news to the team that his laptop was stolen. After some panic, he lets everyone know that at least the latest solution wasContinue reading “[RPA]: Uploading Files to Azure Blob Storage in UiPath Processes”

[Python]: Auto-Format Code According to PEP 8

Level of Difficulty: Beginner to Senior. So you’ve written a Python Script, Kevin has just told your team that all code needs to be reviewed and part of the team’s Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) will be PEP 8 compliance. Now there’s a slight sense of chaos and stress because “What is PEP 8?! Can oneContinue reading “[Python]: Auto-Format Code According to PEP 8”

[Python]: Setting up alerts on SQL Server Job Agent failures

Level of Difficulty: Beginner to Intermediate. So you’ve found yourself in a semi-ops situation where you need to do daily checks on SQL Server Agent Jobs because the client, Steve, has concerns that his data is not updating. Now you have to go through the manual process of opening SQL Server Management Studio then loggingContinue reading “[Python]: Setting up alerts on SQL Server Job Agent failures”

[Python]: Using Python Through Command Line

Level of Difficulty: Beginner. Sandra has asked you if you can give her a crash course on how to use Python through the command line. So you decide to show her how to run a few Python commands and maybe install a library. Here’s what you can do. What are the steps? The steps thatContinue reading “[Python]: Using Python Through Command Line”

[Python]: DIY Usage Monitoring with Python

Level of Difficulty: Beginner to Intermediate. This blog post is aimed at providing basic (automated) server (or computer) monitoring by using a Python script that can write to a SQL Server database or to a CSV. It is important to note that there are various platforms that allow for advanced server monitoring along with aContinue reading “[Python]: DIY Usage Monitoring with Python”

[Python]: Finding the Python Interpreter Path

Level of Difficulty: Beginner. Are you having issues pip installing libraries to the right place? Could it be because you have more than one interpreter installed? Well… How many Python interpreters do you have installed? The standard IDLE interpreter – the one that comes with the Python installation? The one that was installed when youContinue reading “[Python]: Finding the Python Interpreter Path”

[RPA]: Using The Microsoft Office 365 Activity For Sending Emails in UiPath

Level of Difficulty: Beginner. This post will assist in using the Microsoft Office 365 Activity, specifically for sending emails with attachments, in UiPath. What are the steps? The steps that we will be following are: Follow the link on how to create an App Registration on Azure Get the Application ID and Tenant ID fromContinue reading “[RPA]: Using The Microsoft Office 365 Activity For Sending Emails in UiPath”