October 28th, 2003, 04:26 PM
change from Access to MS SQL
At the moment I have an MS Access database and is getting full very quickly.
I want to upgrade to a MS SQL database provided by my hosting provider. My current site is written in ASP and SQL, I want to know would I have to allter any SQL or ASP coding to make it compatible with the MS SQL database instead of access.
This is an example of the coding that I am using at the moment to perform searches.
Thanks in advance.
' Open the Database Connection
SET Conn = Server.CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")
sConnection = "Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;" & _
"Data Source=" & Server.MapPath("\db\jobdatabase.mdb") & ";" & _
"Persist Security Info=False"
if (Request.form("search") = "" ) or (Request.form("search") = " " ) then
SQL1 = "SELECT * FROM jobs"
set Rs = Conn.Execute(SQL1)
strSplit = split(Request.form ("search"),",") ' value to search for in title
For i = 0 To UBound(strSplit)
if (strSplit(i) <> "") and (strSplit(i) <> " ") Then
if (i=0) then
Booltxt="WHERE ( "
sql_search1 = sql_search1 & Booltxt & " description like '%" & strSplit(i) & "%' "
sql_search1 = sql_search1 & ")"
SQL = "SELECT * FROM jobs " & sql_search1
set Rs = Conn.Execute(SQL)
October 31st, 2003, 05:50 PM
The above SQL statement will work unmodified on MSSQL. You'll need to change the sConnection string though, to connect to MSSQL instead of Access.
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November 1st, 2003, 12:51 AM
There are other differences you'll have to accomodate in your code. For example, in Access the delimiter for date fields is #, but in sql server it's '
There is no boolean datatype in sql server
There is a page on the MS website that describes the differences between the two databases.