[dba-VB] [AccessD] Dot Net, where to start?

JWColby jwcolby at colbyconsulting.com
Fri Apr 27 15:33:27 CDT 2007

In playing around with the VB Express I discovered that you can reference an
Access FE in a dataset.  Doing that allows you to see not only all linked
tables, but also all of the queries in the FE.  Theoretically this will
allow me to build, save and use queries there where I am comfortable until
such time as you guys teach me how to build queries inside of VB.Net

One thing I am still struggling to figure out is how to move a table from an
MDB to SQL Server Express.  I have one specific table which is causing
heartaches in Access.  It uses memo fields and there are LOTS of "locking
issues" when users are trying to edit / add these memos.  This is a key
table, where the user adds dated notes about the claim, so users are in
there viewing old notes and adding new notes about phone conversations and
other stuff.  

Microsoft's party line is that these locking issues are often caused by the
way memos are stored in pages on the disk and how JET locks these pages
during edits.  Thus I believe (hope, pray) that if I move that table out to
SQL Server the locking issues will go away since SQL Server handles such
things entirely differently.  A related benefit is that the BE will slim
down considerably.  These memos constitute well over 250 megabytes of data
in a (consolidated) 700 mbyte BE.

I could of course simply  build the table by hand but I would really like to
"just move it", data and all.

John W. Colby
Colby Consulting

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