From Access to SQL Server / Edition 1

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Overview

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.

  • 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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781893115248
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 8/31/2000
  • Edition description: BK&CD-ROM
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 340
  • Product dimensions: 0.75 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 9.25 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.- What is SQL Server?- Why Upgrade?- Planning the Upgrade.- The Microsoft Wizard.- Using Data Transformation Services.- Using SQL Server.- Tables and Views.- Stored Procedures.- Connecting the Access front end to SQL Server.- Working with Data from SQL Server.- Optimizing the Access front-end.- Access design considerations.
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