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Language: SQL Server
Expertise: Beginner
Jun 28, 1999



Application Security Testing: An Integral Part of DevOps

Migration from FOCUS 6.0 to SQL Server 7.0

Are there any tools coming with SQL Server 7.0 for this migration from FOCUS 6.0? If not, what is the best way to accomplish this migration?

Yes, DTS (data transformation service) is the tool for this. You will need to export the Focus data into text files, then use DTS to bring it into a staging area (a temporary workarea DB) where you will fix up inappropriate data types from SQLChar to whatever they need to be, and redistribute your data to a relational structure (since Focus is a hierarchial database and would contain some redundancy I'm guessing).

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