Latest Update – Microsoft SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) v6.0 is now available.

SSMA simplifies database migration process from Oracle/Sybase/MySQL and Microsoft Access to SQL Server and SQL Azure. SSMA automates all aspects of migration including migration assessment analysis, schema and SQL statement conversion, data migration as well as migration testing to reduce cost and reduce risk of your database migration project.    The new version of  SSMA,…

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Microsoft SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) v5.3 is now available.

SSMA simplifies database migration process from Oracle/Sybase/MySQL and Microsoft Access to SQL Server and SQL Azure. SSMA automates all aspects of migration including migration assessment analysis, schema and SQL statement conversion, data migration as well as migration testing to reduce cost and reduce risk of your database migration project.  The new version of SSMA -…

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Microsoft SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) 5.2 is Now Available

Automating Database Migration to SQL Server 2012 SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) v5.2 is now available. SSMA simplifies database migration process from Oracle/Sybase/MySQL and Microsoft Access to SQL Server and SQL Azure. SSMA automates all aspects of migration including migration assessment analysis, schema and SQL statement conversion, data migration as well as migration testing to…

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Access to SQL Server Migration: Understanding SSMA Project Settings

[Update: 2/9/2012 Selina JIa-Microsoft SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) for Access v5.2] In many cases, the Migration Wizard for Access will successfully migrate your Jet based Access solution to SQL Server. You may find a need to change your project options for the desired result. In this blog, I’ll describe how to use the project options…

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Auto generate link table when migrating access database using SSMA

[Updated: 2/9/2012 Selina Jia] SSMA provide an option to automatically create a link table for every table it moves to SQL Server. This is a useful functionality to allow all forms, reports, and query that refers to the table still work after the data move to SQL Server. You can select the option to create…

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Migrating Access Jet Databases to SQL Azure

In this blog, I’ll describe how to use SSMA for Access to convert your Jet database for your Microsoft Access solution to SQL Azure. This blog builds on Access to SQL Server Migration: How to Use SSMA using the Access Northwind 2007 template. The blog also assumes that you have a SQL Azure account setup…

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Access to SQL Server Migration: Understanding Data Type Conversions

By Mary Chipman Overview In this blog post I’ll discuss how you can use the SSMA Migration Assistant for Access (SSMA) to refine data type mappings between Access and SQL Server, but first a little history lesson. You can think of Access as two separate products rolled into one: the relational database engine, Jet, consisting…

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Access to SQL Server Migration: Handling Schema Migration Issues

By Mary Chipman Overview In this blog post I’ll discuss some of the data migration issues you may encounter when migrating your Access schema to SQL Server. These consist of issues that you should address prior to migrating your data, and others are behavioral differences that you should be aware of. In my experience, it’s…

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Saving Comments During Migration

During migration to SQL Server, you may find that the source database schema contains some comments to describe the schema. This can be as a comment within programming code (such as Oracle PL/SQL) in procedure, function, package, view or as a comment that is part of the table/ column schema. SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA)…

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Video: Converting Schema to SQL Server

This video walks you through the schema conversion of SSMA, including an example on how to resolve issue during conversion   Check out the other videos in this series: Introduction to SSMA Planning Your Database Migration Analyzing Database Using SSMA Converting Schema to SQL Server Migrating Data Using SSMA Automating Database Migration Using SSMA Console…

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