Just wanted to take a minute to say thanks to everyone here who has assisted me over the past year with my MySQL woes. Special thanks to Rudy for his support here and for the book! The opportunity to get input directly from the author is priceless!!!
It took a little over a year but my project (building of the app) is complete and the first two clients are now live and extremely happy with the result! This was definitely the largest project I've personally undertaken and many nights and weekends and holidays were devoted to it. Now the sales team is working hard to stack clients up at the door. It's going to be very interesting to see how this next year goes. I now need to go back and tweak a few statements to enhance performance but everything is properly functioning as is (but it can always be better right? lol).
Anyways, don't want to get all sappy and stuff, but without this forum and Rudy's book I would still be surfing the web, reading tutorials and hoping to happen upon a solution. After this project I feel confident in my SQL abilities and that wouldn't have happened without Rudy or Sitepoint Forums and Books.
There's now a permanent place for cover curled sitepoint books beside my desk!!
thanks for the kind words, rustybuddy
i'm gettin all teary-eyed over here