74 – SubField

74 – SubField

If you are like me, you probably use SubField a lot. I had used it for years before I stumbled across one of its most powerful features in someone else’s code. If you do not provide the position parameter, it will expand a record for each delimited value. I’ve worked...
83 – Over-Engineering

83 – Over-Engineering

You should keep in mind that just because you can do something, doesn’t necessarily mean you should. Try and be aware of the actual value something will provide. If it takes you 40 hours to automate something that is done manually for 5 minutes every month, it would...
84 – Executing Generated Script

84 – Executing Generated Script

This concept can be used in so many ways and can come in handy for complex situations. Essentially, with the use of dollar sign expansion, you can execute script you have programmatically built in the script or pulled in from source files. Notice...