Join Adam Wilbert for an in-depth discussion in this video Establishing the table links in Access, part of Migrating Access Databases to SQL Server.
- Once SQL Server is established as a data source provider…through the ODBC connection protocol, we can connect to it…from any other database management system.…In Access, you've probably imported an Excel file…or other type of external data…into the database at one point or another.…The connection to SQL Server is performed…in much the same way.…I've currently got the KinetEco-ODBC file open,…that's in the Chapter 5 folder of the Exercise Files,…and it's just an empty Access database,…there's no objects, as you can tell here,…by taking a look over here in the Navigation pane.…
It's just an empty database file to get us started.…What I want to do, though, is come up here…to the External Data tab, and in there…I'm going to choose the ODBC Database option…that's in the Import & Link section.…That'll start up the Get External Data Wizard,…where we have two options.…I can either import the source data…into new tables in the current database.…That'll make copies of everything…that's in SQL Server and bring it into Access…
Watch this course to learn how to leverage what you already know to take that next step. Adam Wilbert reviews the basics of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) and introduces two workflows for migrating Access data: one using a simple export/import process and the other using the free SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA). He also shows how to convert Access to SQL data types, link Access to SQL data via an ODBC connection, and address special concerns for Access 2010 data.
- Why upgrade?
- Importing a SQL database
- Exploring data types and server objects
- Installing SSMA
- Mapping source and target data types
- Using the Migration Wizard
- Linking to migrated tables in SSMA
- Working with views and stored procedures
- Linking Access to SQL Server databases
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Getting Started
2. Digging into SQL Server
3. Using SQL Server Migration Assistant
4. Making the Transition
Backing up the database1m 19s
5. Connecting Access to SQL Server Databases
6. Upsizing Access 2010 databases
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