[thelist] MSSQL 2005 .bak file - extract data?

rogerharness at comcast.net rogerharness at comcast.net
Mon Jun 1 00:00:39 CDT 2009


I realize I'm a little over my head with this, but does anyone have any suggestions on how I can extract data from an SQL 2005 .BAK file, for export into Excel/Access, in a relatively simple manner? 

I'm trying to install MIcrosoft SQL Server 2005 on my system so I can open this file up, but I'm struggling a bit to figure out how to view the data, even after installing this software. 

Are there any simple solutions to get to that data, other than relying on a vendor to get the data to me in another format? 

Thanks as always! 

-Roger Harness 

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