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Best practices for moving large MS Access application towards .Net?

We have a really huge MS Access application developed in-house initially for our personal needs which then was turned into a commercial software and successfully sold. The software is a sort of ...
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Why is it that MS Data Access story is so fractured ? Is it the nature of Data Access or is just MS?

This StackOverflow question asks "where can I get Microsoft.Data.Objects" It turns out the answer was probably that its in the CTP4 (code first) release of Entity Framework 4 However there where a ...
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Is there a downside to using Access as a database?

I have inherited an application that stores data in multiple tables in Microsoft Access; the Access DB is only used for storage, all data processing is handled by the app (VB.net). Is this good ...
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What is a suitable replacement for an Access 2003 database required to run an older PC?

Many years ago, I wrote a small Access 2003 database for a non-profit to track the donations they received. They recently wrote me asking for some new features (I was shocked it was still in use, ...
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Alternative for Access+SQL Server for enterprise projects [closed]

We're a small software company, developing projects for manufacturing facilities about analysis, traceability, reporting etc. We're using Access for front end, SQL Server for back end. We've quite big ...
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MS-Access to Sharepoint conversion?

I do some volunteer work with a non-profit organization on the side occasionally. My main area of expertise is ASP.NET, C#, and SQL. They currently rely heavily on an Access database for their day to ...
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Improving the performance of a db import process

I have a program in Microsoft Access that processes text and also inserts data in MySQL database. This operation takes 30 mins or less to finished. I translated it into VB.NET and it takes 2 hours ...
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Deploying Microsoft-Access databases with our application

Up to now we use DAO 3.51 (MS-Access 97) databases with our application. We are considering using a newer version. Which versions are available? How about deployment? How about royalties/licence ...
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We are moving an Access based corporate front-end into a Web-based App

We have an enterprise application with a front end written in Microsoft Access 2003 that has evolved over the past 6 years. The back end data, and a fair amount of back-end logic is contained within ...
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.NET app - Should we use SQL Server and duplicate some reference data from an external Oracle DB? Or use Oracle and have a DB link?

We're looking to migrate some existing Excel/Access processes into a new system which will provide the users with a Silverlight frontend to run and view the reports instead of using MS Access. The ...
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Enterprise application with lots of SQL queries

Context: I'm working on a fairly large Access database (which I inherited) that has its interface and tables separated. In order to make this work together, we have a lot of SQL queries (dozens). ...
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Place measurement data in database (access)

In a software I use records of measurement data. Each record contains basic information like a name, some parameters and the actual measurement data in the form of three arrays of double values that ...
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Best way to re-platform MS access application to java application [closed]

I have a requirement where MS Access application needs to be re-platformed to java application.The MS access app has about 45,000 records and 53 columns with SQL connectivity.These record data need to ...