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Populating blank MS SQL database - how to

I have managed, installed and troubleshooted MS SQL DB but i have never programmed for it. Now I may have to start.
To make things more manageable I am using MS Access as my front end GUI.

Questions

1. Is it possible for me to take a PDF and submit it into SQL DB, have it stored and cataloged with some title. Then later if needed to recall it from SQL DB? If so what do I need to do for this to work?  

2. Should I create all the tables in the back endthat I need or go and do them as I go along when I need them
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Phillip BurtonDirector, Practice Manager and Computing ConsultantCommented:
1. Yes you can - it's called FILESTREAM. It's a big topic, but have a look at this for an introduction: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb933993(v=sql.105).aspx

2. My philosophy - start simple, and work upwards.
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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE )Infotrakker SoftwareCommented:
Should I create all the tables in the back endthat I need or go and do them as I go along when I need them
For the most part, you should have a fairly solid database structure before you begin to use the database to any great degree - so from my view, you should work through the design phase as far as possible before you begin using it. That's not to say the structure you start with will be set in stone, since databases must model the real world, and therefore must adapt. But you should strive as much as possible to have your basic data model in place before you begin doing any real work.
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iamuserAuthor Commented:
thanks for the link that did help. Other question, now that pdfs can be imported into the SQL DB,  does MS access have the  GUI window for the SQL pdf import/export ?
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Phillip BurtonDirector, Practice Manager and Computing ConsultantCommented:
See this post as an answer to your question: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Database/MS_Access/Q_26923910.html
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iamuserAuthor Commented:
thanks
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