Solved

Moving from Access to SQL db

Posted on 2008-09-30
5
200 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-23
I have a program that users do plain data entry into, and the data is stored in an Access database.  I am going to redesign the program to store the data in SQL server.  After the data has been entered, the next day a user double clicks on a batch file that opens access and runs a macro that prints the data from a report that was created in access.  I want the users to able to enter the data into the program the same way (I can handle that)  and the other user to click on a batch file or somthing similar to what they have now that will generate documents for them to print.  Basicly I need help with creating, and automating the reports from the data in SQL Server. I hope that makes sense.  If you can point me in the right direction I would appreciate it.

Thanks,
0
Comment
Question by:WolfManBN25
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 42

Expert Comment

by:dqmq
ID: 22609968
You can keep reports in Access, but I sense that is probably not what you want. Sql Sever has a reporting services component that you can also use to generate and deploy reports on a webserver.   Make sure to include reporting services in your install and you will get a Visual Studio interface for Reporting
0
 
LVL 48

Expert Comment

by:jpaulino
ID: 22610627
If you don't have VS Express or Standard versions you can choose Crystal Reports for your reporting solution.
0
 

Author Comment

by:WolfManBN25
ID: 22614121
Is there a website that explains how to do this using the reporting services, or Crystal Reports.
0
 
LVL 42

Accepted Solution

by:
dqmq earned 250 total points
ID: 22614429
0
 
LVL 48

Assisted Solution

by:jpaulino
jpaulino earned 250 total points
ID: 22617513
0

Featured Post

[Webinar] How Hackers Steal Your Credentials

Do You Know How Hackers Steal Your Credentials? Join us and Skyport Systems to learn how hackers steal your credentials and why Active Directory must be secure to stop them. Thursday, July 13, 2017 10:00 A.M. PDT

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Recently we ran in to an issue while running some SQL jobs where we were trying to process the cubes.  We got an error saying failure stating 'NT SERVICE\SQLSERVERAGENT does not have access to Analysis Services. So this is a way to automate that wit…
What if you have to shut down the entire Citrix infrastructure for hardware maintenance, software upgrades or "the unknown"? I developed this plan for "the unknown" and hope that it helps you as well. This article explains how to properly shut down …
Via a live example, show how to extract insert data into a SQL Server database table using the Import/Export option and Bulk Insert.
This videos aims to give the viewer a basic demonstration of how a user can query current session information by using the SYS_CONTEXT function

630 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question