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Oracle® Database SQL Developer Supplementary Information for Microsoft Access Migrations
Release 1.5

Part Number E12154-01
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Preface

This manual provides supplementary reference information about migrating a database from Microsoft Access 97, 2000, XP (2002), or 2003 to Oracle. It describes several differences between Microsoft Access and Oracle. It also outlines how those differences are dealt with by the Oracle SQL Developer during the conversion process.

Audience

This reference guide is intended for anyone who is involved in migrating a Microsoft Access database to Oracle using SQL Developer.

You should be familiar with relational database concepts. You should also be familiar with the operating system environments where you are running Microsoft Access and Oracle.

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Related Documents

For information about using Oracle SQL Developer, see Oracle Database SQL Developer User's Guide and the SQL Developer online help.

For information about installing Oracle SQL Developer, see Oracle Database SQL Developer Installation Guide.

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