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Converting a SQL Server 2000 Database to Access 97

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Hello All

Is anyone aware whether it is possible in VB code to convert just the data tables of a SQL Server 2000 database to a Access 97 mdb file.

I wish to use a small-subset of the SQL Server database in a Access 97 format.

I look forward to a reply.

Many Thanks

Asif Mughal
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by:ketapillar
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Use the DTS...  You can copy the data over to the other tables however some of the fields (Primary Keys will no longer be primary keys).

Enterprise Manager...

Right click on database.. choose "All Tasks -> Export" Follow the wizard.

Oh you need to create a blank access 97 database before you run it.
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Keep in mind that the stored procedures will not transfer over.  I do this with an Access 2k database however it's a dump of the tables and table data.

More than likely you will get a few errors when you run it the first couple of times... if you need help with one just tell me what the error message is....
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I am aware you can do this via DTS using the Enterprise but I need to do this via code, as I am using a mini version of SQL Server (MSDE).  

I would like the user to click a button and it should automaitcally do this.
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The problem with DTS is the indexs. Also you have a problem with Access you can only add records to a table with auto-increment if the tables empty.

So here is the process in ADO:

1) Create the destination MDB file
2) Get list of tables in SQL database
3) Open each table e.g. Select * from [table1];
4) Create a tables in the destination database
5) Use ADOX to create the keys and indexs in the mDB file.
7) For each table create a dummy table with no indexes and use longs instead of autoincrement fields.
8) Loop through source records and save the data in the desintation database
9) The use Select * Into Table1 from [dummyTable1]; to move the data into the finale table.

If you need help with any of these bits let me kniw.
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