From access to SQL server

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Apress, 2000 - Computers - 340 pages
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  • Illustrates best practices for migrating Access databases to SQL Server.
  • Carefully explains the differences between these two systems and the changes needed for a smooth migration.
  • Assumes no prior knowledge of SQL Server.

Although Microsoft's Access Database is extremely popular and adequate for smaller scale applications, many Access developers are discovering that their applications need a more robust, enterprise-ready database system like SQL Server. This book is designed as a guide for Access programmers looking to make this transition, but who have little or no prior experience with SQL Server.

Veteran Author Russell Sinclair begins by discussing SQL Server, its architecture and application environment, and its differences from Access. He provides coverage of key topics including security, data storage, system databases, database objects, and queries.

After reviewing SQL Server, he covers core migration issues, frameworks for decision making, and the migration process itself. Specific topics include Microsoft's Upsizing Wizards, use of SQL Server's Data Transformation Services (DTS), options for connecting Access databases directly to SQL Server, differences and similarities between Tables and Views in Access and SQL Server, how to write SQL Server stored procedures, and how to convert existing Access reports to stored procedures.

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Russell Sinclair is an MSCD and the owner of Synthesystems, a technology consulting firm specializing in Visual Basic, SQL Server, and Microsoft Access development. Russell is the senior systems architect with Questica, Inc., a company specializing in software for custom-design manufacturers, and a contributing editor for Smart Access. In addition, he has extensive experience in Access and SQL Server development.