Join Adam Wilbert for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding SQL Server data types, part of Migrating Access Databases to SQL Server.
- One of the trickier bits in migrating our Access databases…to SQL Server is the need to resolve the differences…between how the two database management systems store data.…The data types that are available inside of Access,…the ones that you choose when designing a table,…those are slightly different than the ones…that are available inside of SQL.…We'll need to understand how to…translate between the two systems,…or in database administration terminology,…we're going to map the data from one system…to the data types in the other.…Let's start by taking a look at the Access version…of the database that we imported in the last movie.…
At this point, these two databases are…completely independent of each other.…They simply have similar table structures and data.…There's a table here in Access, though,…this Products table, that wasn't included…in the import we did in the last movie.…So let's go ahead and add it to our SQL database,…and we'll see where the data type mappings come into play.…I'm going to right click on this table here…
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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