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Old July 6th, 2007, 02:48 AM
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Hi, please can someone help me. I usually work in Microsoft Access. The database that I have written is now getting so big that I have been advised to change the backend to a SQL Express and then keep the frontend as MS Access. I downloaded SQL Express from the microsoft download site and have installed it. I also download some sample databases to help get me started. Now when I try and open the sample database it says that there is no program associated with this file. The documentation says it should open in Visual Studio 2005. Surely this would have been downloaded with SQL Express. I have done a search but just get taken back to the same site. What am I doing wrong?

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Did you download the Management Studio with SQL Express? SQL is not like Access, you do not open a Database file directly, you work with it through management tools (Query analyzer, enterprise manager, etc)


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