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Chapter 22. Upsizing Jet Applications to... > Taking a Hard Look at the Upsizing P...

Taking a Hard Look at the Upsizing Process

Upsizing a Jet application to an SQL Server and an Access project is a drastic operation. The Upsizing Wizard banishes all vestiges of Jet from your application. As a general rule, the probability of initial upsizing success is inversely proportional to the size and complexity of your Jet application. If you've designed your Jet applications with upsizing in mind, the likelihood of upsizing success greatly increases. It's a safe bet, however, that only a small percentage of existing Jet applications were designed with ease of upsizing as a design parameter.

Following are the basic steps that the Upsizing Wizard takes when you select the New Database option in the first Wizard dialog and the Create a New Access Client/Server Application option in the fifth dialog:


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