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Beginner's Guide to SQL Server Compact

This page contains resources to help developers get up to speed with SQL Server Compact. For additional resources see the Learning Resources page.

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This console app and SQL Server 2008 Management Studio add-in helps you better manage your SQL Compact development efforts. It allows you to script schema and data to a .sql file, which can be used in any context. It also scripts DML for use in SSMS scripts.

Administer SQL Compact databases directly from the command line, without having Visual Studio or SQL Server Management Studio installed. Only requires NetFx 2.0 and SQL Compact installed. Command line options similar to sqlcmd. Also runs any SQL Compact script files.

.NET Library for loading data fast (doing bulk inserts) into a SQL Server Compact database file. Attempts to mimic the SQLClient SqlBulkCopy API.

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