best tools etc access to sql server

Hi Folks
I would really appreciate any comment/input on the subject
1. What is the best (free?) tool for converting .mdb back-ends to SQL Server?
2. Does it handle all (Access mdb) data-types, autonums and relationships?
3. How difficult / complicated is it to use?

thanks in advance
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Kelvin SparksCommented:
I use the Microsoft SQL Server migration Assistant for Access (free). Can be a bit fiddly to set all the options, but it will do as much/little as you want, and you can do a test, save your project to rerun, and repeat until you have it right.

Yes it'll handle all of what you ask for.


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Gustav BrockCIOCommented:
The recommended tool, SSMA:
Microsoft SQL Server Migration Assistant 7.10 for Access

But do study the system requirements.
Some install SSMA in a Virtual Machine to avoid conflicts with already installed Office and ODBC drivers.
Mark BillExchange, AD, SQL, VMware, HPE, 3PAR, FUD, Anti MS Tekhnet, Pro EE, #1Commented:
SQL Sentry is the Bentley of the SQL world. Just check out the free trial. hope this helps. :)
COACHMAN99Author Commented:
Hi Folks
thanks for the input. I'm inclined to stick with an all Microsoft solution.
Can I assume SSMA will work OK with Express?
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