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I want to copy a table to a SQL Server database from an Access database using the query 'SELECT * INTO .. '
I have two DSNs. The source is Microsoft Access Driver and destination is SQL Server. I am executing this query in the context of Access DSN.

The query I used is: (which is not working)
SELECT * INTO [DSN=GG_SQLSrvr;DRIVER=SQL Server; UID=gg;PWD=****].[deviceinfo_dest] FROM [deviceinfo_src]

The error I am getting is "Could not find file 'C:\Uitls\DSN=GG_SQLSrvr'.

I set the select into/bulk copy option for the destination database in SQL serevr. (If I give a *.mdb file instead of the DSN string it’s working fine. But that’s not my requiremnt.)

1.What is the working query for this purpose? Even if the table 'deviceinfo_dest' does not exist I want to create it with the query.

Regards,
UnniC
mailto: unnic@procsys.com
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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I fear that this is not possible, at least i couldn't find an indication of that this could work...
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by:johan_brohn
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Use OPENROWSET in SQL Server instead

SELECT *
INTO New_Table
FROM OPENROWSET('Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0',
   'C:\Dir\DB.mdb';'user';'password', Table)

OR (no username)

SELECT *
INTO New_Table
FROM OPENROWSET('Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0',
   'C:\Dir\DB.mdb';;, Table)

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spcmnspff earned 450 total points
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Actually, this is entirely possible. Your missing the letters 'ODBC;' in your connection string.  Try this one:


SELECT * INTO [ODBC;DSN=GG_SQLSrvr;DRIVER=SQL Server; UID=gg;PWD=****].[deviceinfo_dest] FROM [deviceinfo_src]

Otherwise Access assumes that the link is to another jet database . . .

 
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