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Microsoft® SQL Server 2012 Unleashed by Alex T. Silverstein, Chris Gallelli, Paul T. Bertucci, Ray Rankins

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Migrating Data into SQL Database

A number of options exist for importing existing SQL Server (and other platform) data into SQL Database. They include the following:

Image Executing a T-SQL script that includes object declarations and data insertion statements. You can create these scripts using the Generate and Publish Scripts Wizard, launched by right-clicking a standard SQL Server database in SSMS and then choosing Tasks, Generate Scripts.

Image Importing a data-tier application export package (DACPAC) file (covered later in the section, “Backing Up and ...

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