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Old October 7th, 2004, 08:20 AM
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Default Migrating from Jet to SQL

Hope the sages among you can help me.
We have quite complex Access databases that have grown over the years. They are generally split - front end and backend.
The code has been developed from Access 97, through to MS Access XP but based on Access 2000 file db format. Shortly to be upgraded to MS Access 2003 and sitting on a MS Server 2003. Coding is mainly Jet DAO with the odd ADO.
MS Access security is not implemented although there are multi-users attached.
The system is now creaking and we will be shortly upgrading to SQL, possibly to the recent announced MS SQL Express.
Sorry for the lengthy introduction but the nux of my query is:
"What is the best way for me to convert the existing systems?"
Any tips, references and experience would be very welcome.

Cheers Ray
Cheers Ray
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It is extremely easy to import data from access to SQL Server using DTS. However, SQL Express doesn't have DTS. I can't remember if SQL Express has data import capabilities or not.

What do you mean by "odd ADO"? It's more common than DAO nowadays.

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Thanks for the quick reply Brian.
By DAO I mean most of my references to datasets in the Dim statement are left open i.e. the dataset is not declared and therefore are defaulted as Variant and DAO datasets.
I know this is lazy but has served me well for years.
I get the impression that these would need converting to ADO and connections set up to SQL. This could be quite a lot of effort.
Still welcome further feedback from any of you.

Cheers Ray

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