I have a SQL Server 2012 Express database in a C# WinForms application and would like to upgrade it to SQL Server 2016 Express.
I also have both SSMS 2012 Express and SSMS 2016 Express i.e.(Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio-18.8)
Can I use SSMS 2016 Express to upgrade the existing database, or do I need to install a separate instance of SQL Server 2016 Express?
In other words, would attempting to use SSMS 2016 Express to attach to the database, perform an upgrade to 2016?
Or, what steps do I need to take to upgrade the database?