i have a question on mdf / ldf

i have a data file which is

how can i bring the data file into sql server?
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Do you mean you have existing files you want to load to sql server?

Just copy them to the server and execute this from query analyzer:

sp_attach_db 'whatyouwanttocallit','path:\auto.mdb','path:\auto.ldf'

Dishan FernandoSoftware Engineer / DBACommented:
EXEC sp_attach_db @dbname = N'auto',
   @filename1 = N'c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL\Data\auto.mdf',
   @filename2 = N'c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL\Data\auto.ldf'

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Hi khan2000,

assuming the files are sql server files which where properly detached for there existing server
and that that server is / was at the same patch / version level as the server you are
trying to install them on...

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Hopefully 'mdb' was a typo. MDB is an Access file (unless of course it was renamed from MDF)

yes, it was a typo--I'm aware of the difference between and MDB and MDF.....
My comment was addressed to the original question.... I figured you would know!  :)
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