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Hello Experts,
Wonder if I could get some of your opinions.  I have a friend of mine who has two systems.  One is system is based off of an Access Back-end and is currently used by some of the staff for day-to-day operations

They are also in the process of having a website developed by an outside company.   Since some of the staff is very comfortable with the access program and to save on costs, they want to keep the internal application the way it is, instead of redeveloping the app in SQLSvr.  

But, they would like to be able to integrate the Access data into the website's back-end which will be SqlServer. So, my idea was to create an in-between application, that would post the day's updates into some tables in the SQLSrvr back-end.  But this would require that the app be able to use pull from both the Access Database and the SqlSrvr database in the same event, which I know requires two different types of DataAdapters/Datasets.  

So, if anyone has any experience with this and knows it can be done, or has a better idea, I'd appreciate any input.

Marc


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From past experiences with related options, we found it easiest to copy the access tables to the sql server, then make link tables in the access program (name them the same as the old tables) and have each link table point to the new table on the sql server.  That way you let sql server handle everything, but the front end of the app is still in access for the users comfort.  We actually saw a huge performance increase after going to sql server for backend and just using link tables and keeping the access app.  That will also let your web have only one connection.  Worth looking into.

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Razorback,
Thanks for the input, exactly what I was looking for.  

Marc

By the way, is that for Arkansas?
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of course it is.... :)
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Well, have a Roll Tide weekend..  ;)

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