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  1. #1
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    Unanswered: export data from excel to MDF

    Hi,

    I have some newer software which utilizes the SQL Desktop Engine (MSDE) and some older 16-bit application. I want to export the database from the old app to the newer software. If I can export the data from the old app to an excel spreadsheet, can I import that into the MDF file? Is this at all possible? What kind of other software would I need? This is my first experience in this area.

    Thanks

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    I haven't worked with MSDE, but do you have bcp?

    bcp is the M$ Bulk Copy Program
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    The physical order of data in a database has no meaning.

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    edit: it appears that I do have bcp
    Last edited by Chron!cRAGE; 02-28-04 at 13:16.

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    bcp server.owner.table IN c:\filename -Sservername -Uuser -Ppaswword -c

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  5. #5
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    Are more ideas on this? I am not familiar with creating tables and adding data etc. let alone working with bcp.

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