Conversion of Access to ThinkSQL database

Source database is also known as Microsoft Access, MS Access. Related files: .mdb, .accdb

Introduction


We are using Full Convert Enterprise to convert

Access to ThinkSQL.


Full Convert Enterprise is a very powerful database converter.

It is extremely easy to use, yet provides terrific customizations when you need them.

About Access

Microsoft Access, also known as Microsoft Office Access, is a database management system from Microsoft that combines the relational Microsoft Jet Database Engine with a graphical user interface and software-development tools. It is a member of the Microsoft Office suite of applications.

About ThinkSQL

ThinkSQL is cross-platform RDBMS developed by the UK based company ThinkSQL. It complies with the ISO SQL standard.

Conversion process

Full Convert Enterprise provides easy-to-use wizard which will help you convert your data as quickly as possible.

These are all the steps you need:

  • Select source database.
  • Select target database.
  • Optionally choose which tables to convert. By default all tables are selected.
  • Convert!

First look at Full Convert


Launch the application, you'll see that only relevant actions are visible on the ribbon bar.

In the center of the application, we are showing welcome dialog with links to actions done most often on application start.


Click on the Create New Conversion button.

Database conversion wizard

Wizard guides you through conversion process quickly and easily.

Connection to source Access database

Initial screen shows you that Full Convert will automatically detect your database if you don't know which one do you have. Of course, if you do know your database, do select it from the list on the left.

  • We will choose Access database from the list of available source database formats and fill in connection properties. You can simply click ellipsis (...) button to select MDB or ACCDB database file. It depends on the version of your database. Access 2007 databases are contained in ACCDB files, while earlier versions are contained in MDB files.
  • If your Access database is protected, fill-in your password as well.
  • In case you use Access workgroups and security, you will need to also find your system database and specify username/password for it.

Click on the Next button.

Source database connection

Connection to target ThinkSQL database

List on the left shows all the databases which can be filled with your source database data. Select the one you need and fill-in required parameters.

  • From the list of supported target databases, we will choose ODBC (ThinkSQL target is currently not supported natively in Full Convert). For ODBC connection to work, appropriate ODBC driver needs to be installed.
  • In this step we will select desired ODBC DSN from the drop-down list. Type in your login credentials if needed.

Click on the Next button.

Target ODBC connection

Table selection

We will select all source tables for conversion by default. In case you only need some tables, simply deselect the ones you don't need - or deselect all, then select just the tables you do need.


Click on the Next button.

Table selection

Review

Here you can see how many tables will be converted. To start conversion right away, click on the Convert! button. To show contents of target database without converting, click on the Explore button. Use that to inspect target database prior to conversion, or to save the conversion project for later before even converting the first time.


Click on the Convert! button.

Conversion project summary

Conversion progress

Conversion is highly-optimized to run as fast as possible, yet provides top-notch reliability. Huge tables are converted in small chunks at a time, preserving memory and ensuring that your computer stays fast and responsive.


Here is what Full Convert does while you sit and watch:

  • Running your custom pre-conversion SQL scripts, if any
  • Creating all selected tables in your target database
  • Copying data
  • Applying indexes
  • Applying foreign key constraints
  • Running your custom post-conversion SQL scripts, if any

Access to ThinkSQL conversion summary

Here you will see basic conversion statistics, such as number of tables and records copied to target database.


If there were any warnings or errors during conversion, you will be able to examine them in detail.

Finally, complete SQL log is available for you if you need it. This feature can be enabled in options dialog.

Conclusion

This small tutorial shows how easy it is to convert Access to ThinkSQL using Full Convert Enterprise.


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