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Hi
I have a MDF file from MSSQL serwer 2000. Is there any possibilty to read data from this file using any free program.
Can PostgreSQL read it??
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Question by:czaron
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Hi czaron,

you can download and use MSDE to read an MDF file, MSDE is cut down version of SQL server that has most features but a reduced user capacity, you can get it here: http://www.microsoft.com/sql/msde/downloads/default.asp
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by:Julian Hansen
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See PAQ

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Databases/Q_21028889.html?query=msde+julianH+Access&clearTAFilter=true

It discusses this problem quite thoroughly.

Also if you can get hold of a copy of Enterprise Manager with MSDE you can use a simple attach database as an alternative to the MS Access method discussed above
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by:srinivasuk
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You can Install MSDE which is a freeware and Use OSQL from DOS prompt to Attach the Database and find available Objects( Tables, Procedures and Triggres etc) also find the Contents of those.
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by:daluu
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How to attach the database using osql, or for the new SQL 2005/2008, using SQL Management Studio and sqlcmd.exe?
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