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Using SQL query

collinng
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Hi,
I am using a (Seagate) Crystal Report, and a network database (mdb & dbf). I am not using any Crystal Report's SQL query yet becos' I don't have a SQL server. The Crystal Report is connected to the data-source with an ODBC driver of its kind.
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Now, the database files already exists, running with a business application. After i install an SQL server (MS/Oracle), is there a method to utilise the existing database files & SQL, without creating the databases again within the SQL server ? Or should i need to convert/migrate the databases to SQL databases ? If using the SQL databases, i will disable/void the compatibility of the business application.
Await for your answers.
Best Regards,
Collin Ng.
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Kindly give me your advise/opinion again on below:
If i need to re-create databases, i suppose my functional business application (Scala4.1) has to be an independent software from any type of databases. But is it so - the Scala system ? If it is, then the problem isn't big, and needs only changing of the ODBC driver to SQL ODBC, right ? Or it is not so simple ? So it is pretty important to write software for ODBC environment...
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