I just started at a new company, so I am trying to find my way around there database and applications. I am having to do it on my own as they don't have the staff to sit with me, and the staff doesn't really to know what I need to find out anyway.
So here's the deal. We have a MS SQL Server 2000 database (will be upgrading to 2008 R2 in a couple of weeks), we have an "Application" written in Access 2010. The main application references the MS SQL DB, but then we have these "Mini-Applications" which are more for Reporting rather than changing of data. These "Report Applications" use Access DB, the tables are obviously populated somehow from the SQL DB but when it was written items where not named the same, table structures are not the same.
What I need to accomplish. I am supposed to be basically recreating their reporting in SQL Server RS 2008 (will get installed in a couple weeks with SQL 2008 R2), but I am not that savvy in Access (used it a few times 6-7 years ago but not to this extent.). I cannot figure out how to find what is populating the Access tables from the SQL tables.
I have tried:
1. Utilizing the MsysObjects and MsysQueries tables in Access I am trying to find anything referencing the tables in question, but am not quite finding what I am looking for.
2. I can go in design view of one of the reports and see the form that is being called, then I open the form and see what qry is being called, but that query doesn't tell me what populates the tables that are used in the query to create the report.
There are many different Access DBs set up for the many different Access Reporting Applications, so some of the reports/dbs actually reference others, so the Create/Insert queries/procedures could be anywhere. I have tried to go through all of them with the Msys tables, but still nothing.
If anyone can help me out or at least give me another option to try it would be much appreciated.
Software Developer/Data Analyst