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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-based Access 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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