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emillio5
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Posted - 09/16/2012 :  06:02:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a program in visual c# with a sqldatabase.
When i look in the folder where my program is located i can see the datbase : database1.mdf.
But what i want to do is to set my program and database on a usb stick and be able to use my program everywhere on any pc.
Can someone help me.

emillio5
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Belgium
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Posted - 09/16/2012 :  07:34:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i think i solved my problem: i have changed my server-based database into a local database.
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visakh16
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Posted - 09/16/2012 :  12:18:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
you can always move and attach mdf to any server you want to host your database

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khtan
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Posted - 09/16/2012 :  21:30:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by emillio5

I have a program in visual c# with a sqldatabase.
When i look in the folder where my program is located i can see the datbase : database1.mdf.
But what i want to do is to set my program and database on a usb stick and be able to use my program everywhere on any pc.
Can someone help me.



That will be Compact Edition
http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/en/us/editions/2012-editions/compact.aspx

Do note that the compact edition is a in-process database engine and with limited functionality compare to the full fledged SQL Server


KH
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