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i have a question on mdf /  ldf

Posted on 2003-12-05
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Last Modified: 2010-05-18
i have a data file which is

how can i bring the data file into sql server?
Question by:khan2000
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ID: 9886158
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'


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Dishan Fernando earned 200 total points
ID: 9887014
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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ID: 9887510
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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ID: 9895740
Hopefully 'mdb' was a typo. MDB is an Access file (unless of course it was renamed from MDF)

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ID: 9896424
yes, it was a typo--I'm aware of the difference between and MDB and MDF.....
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My comment was addressed to the original question.... I figured you would know!  :)

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