Can you create a linked server from SQL Server (any version) to a SQL Server CE (3.5) database?
We've purchased a tool from Redgate called SQL Data Compare. I use it mainly for testing purposes to prove that my application is making the modifications to the database that I think it is, and not making any other changes.
My current application has both "online" and "offline" editing. In online mode you are working directly with a SQL Server, and in offline mode you are working with a subset of the tables in a SQL CE (3.5) file.
Anyway, the SQL Data Compare tool doesn't support SQLCE, so I was hoping I could create a linked server to the SQLCE database and create a SQL Server database that mirrors the CE database through views, and that would let me do my testing.
So, I can't figure out how to create a linked server to a SQLCE database. Does anyone know how to do that?