How to import a *.MDF & *.LDF file into SQL Server ?

Posted on 2002-05-20
Last Modified: 2008-03-10

  I got two SQL Server files: product.mdf and product.ldf. How can I import these files(and creat a database for that) into SQL Server by using Enterprise Manager ?


Question by:richardluo
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by:Anthony Perkins
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Take a look at sp_attach_DB

From SQL Analyzer (assuming you have copied the MDF and LDF to the c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL\Data folder):
EXEC sp_attach_db @dbname = N'Product',
   @filename1 = N'c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL\Data\product.mdf',
   @filename2 = N'c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL\Data\product.ldf'


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TheSpirit earned 100 total points
ID: 7023416
You can do this via enterprise manager, Highlight the databases key on the left hand side, then right click and move on to all tasks, there should be the attach option from there.

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ID: 7025109
Thanks guys

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