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Posting Yak Master

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Posted - 10/01/2013 :  10:17:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi all,

I've imported an Access DB with a hundred tables or so that has no documentation/users, it is offline at the moment but I would like to set up a reporting platform with it.

Oddly enough it has no FK's, considering there are quite a few join tables - I assume those constraints didn't survive the import process.

I could continue to wade through the tables with the 20 greatest rowcounts, but does anyone know of a more efficient way of familiarising myself with what data is where and how it was all connected?



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Posted - 10/01/2013 :  10:47:32  Show Profile  Visit nigelrivett's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Can you look at the original access database to see if there are is anything there.
Do you at least have indexes?

Cursors are useful if you don't know sql.
SSIS can be used in a similar way.
Beer is not cold and it isn't fizzy.
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Posting Yak Master

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Posted - 10/01/2013 :  11:58:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Nige, no and no.
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