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Old March 3rd, 2015, 10:13 AM
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Hi - I have a problem with the Creating a Dynamic Data Website exercise in Chapter 17. At step 8 (page 574) where I select my Data Connection, I get an error saying my database is not compatible with the current instance of SQL Server. I am using the free download of SQLExpress 2012. I have regenerated the pubs database just in case I had corrupted it on previous exercise but this did not resolve the issue. Can you make any suggestion to help me through this please?
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The mdf data base file in your application is not compatible with the 2012 sql server express instance that you have. I would say that it was probably created with a 2008 edition, but that is just a guess, I have not looked at the exercise.

In order to use the mdf file you attach it to your local instance in the connection string. Your local instance must be able to open it.

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Thanks for that hint - I will go and see if Microsoft has a more up-to-date-version of the pubs database.

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