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MS ACCESS, MS SQL and Merge replication.

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Hi There,

we are using MS Access database. I am in testing phase of migrating access data to sql server and replicating using merge replication with client installing MSDE and using access, adp file for the front end.

When i migrated table from ms access to ms sql four new coloums has been created and when i published database for replication on additional coloum has been created (which is rowguid, which is necessary), but i donot understand all the four coloum that has been created is really important (wheather always work like this when migrating ) or we can delete it.

Like i have a table called account with two field
- assetCategoryID
-assetCategoryDescription

When i migrate to sql server table become like this

- assetCategoryID
-assetCategoryDescription
-s_colLinege , type image
-s_Generation , type int
-s_guid , uniqueidentifier
-s_lineage,type image
- rowguid, uniqueidentifier
and tstamp row was also created

we were also using replication in MS Access database.

I am looking for information about these four extra coloum created. wheather its always like this when we migrate or there is some thing wronge with my migration. Can i delete those coloum or not.

If you can give me some information that will be grate.

Thanks.

Indra.
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Those are the replication columns that were on the access database but hidden--they also got moved to SQL Server when you upsized.....
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by:Indra77
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As after upsizing I am going to use sql database for replication as well, so can i delete those column or i have to keep them in our database.

Thanks.
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You can delete them since they were the previous Access replication columns....

Brett
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