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Does anybody know how to upgrade a SqlCE db(.sdf) file from Version 3.1 to 3.5?
And a URL where can I get related Info.

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In the readme of v3.5, it mentions that if I use 3.5 to open a database file created by previous version, the version number will be updated to 3.5, so I opened it in c# and run some select statement, then I run the verify() command and here's what's returned:

Source : d:Dataceguardian.sdf
Destination : n/a
Verifying - verMajor: 3, verMinor: 0, verBuild: 5300, verPoint: 0
Time - 2007-21-05 14:42:39.847

it seems the database file did not get updated to v3.5. Unless it's returning original info.

Then, I take this same database file and try to access from another project with v3.5 runtime + Enterprise Library, and it generates this error:

An exception of type 'System.Data.SqlServerCe.SqlCeException' occurred in guardian.exe but was not handled in user code

Additional information: You are trying to access an older version of a SQL Server Compact Edition database. If this is a SQL Server CE 1.0 or 2.0 database, run upgrade.exe. If this is a SQL Server Compact Edition 3.0 or later database, run Compact / Repair. [ Db version = 3505053,Requested version = 3004180,File name = D:Dataceguardian.sdf ]

I am confused. Shouldn't 3.5 opens it up regardless of what version it is?


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I found this on an msdn website
(link: http://www.microsoft.com/sql/editions/sqlmobile/upgrading.mspx) but
as you can see its very lacking on detail. (I included the link and content
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Ed Santosusso


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