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Old May 2nd, 2007, 08:13 AM
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Thanks for your answer Peter,

However, it does not help me because it is not what I am asking.

I can connect to SQL Express on my local development machine but not on the server where it will be running. However, I can import the content of a sql or CSV file using a web tool provided to me by godaddy.

So what I need is a way of turning the mdf/ldf files into a sql/CSV file locally on my development machine. How do I do this file conversion?

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hi there..

if you install SQL server management studio express (the express enterprise manager, that is free too), you can connect to your database (mdf file) and one of the task is generate scripts (for the database and all the objects in it, it's one sql file)...

you can import that anywhere.... and no more problem...



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Didn't we do this here: http://p2p.wrox.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=59720

Did you give the Database Publishing Wizard a try?

If so, why didn't it work for you?


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Yes you are right Imar, sorry about that, and thank you both for helping me. As you know I was successful generating an sql file from the mdf file using the Database Publishing Wizard. However, the tool I was using claim that the sql file generated by Database Publishing Wizard contain syntax errors (as you know from the other post), so it is good that I have two methods to try.

Imar and Gonzales, I really appreciate your help with this.

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