Access to MySQL

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Latest version 6.3 released 04/07/2014

Access-to-MySQL is a powerful and reliable tool to migrate Microsoft Access databases to MySQL server. The program has high performance due to direct connection to source and destination databases (it does not use ODBC or any other middleware software). Command line support allows to script, automate and schedule the conversion process.

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Virtual Server users option

If you are using Virtual Server hosting you probably have no sufficient privileges to create new databases on the target MySQL server. For this case we recommend the following approach:

  1. ask your Virtual Server administrator to create blank database for you
  2. run Access-to-MySQL and select this database as the conversion target
  3. click "Yes" when you will be asked if you'd like to overwrite existing MySQL database

When you complete these steps, the entire contents of source MS Access database will be imported into the specified MySQL database.

Thank you for the amazing tool! I was struggling with ODBC and manually exporting my table. This wonderful utility makes it easy for me to schedule a Win7 task to do this, as often as it needs to be done.
John L. Dove
Business Management Research Associates, Inc.

MySQL dump file

Access-to-MySQL converter allows users to do indirect conversion and get more control over the process. Following this way, the program converts MS Access data into a local MySQL dump file instead of moving it to MySQL server directly. This dump file contains MySQL statements to create all tables and to fill them with the data. Click here to learn how to import dump file into MySQL database.

Converting queries

Access-to-MySQL converts about 90% of syntax constructions that could be envolved into Microsoft Access queries. Some of the conversion rules are described into this whitepaper. Below there is example of conversion results for the query containing 'join'-constructions and few calls of MS Access embedded functions.

Here is how it looked into Microsoft Access:

And this is the resulting view in destination MySQL database:

Quick Lauch

Once you stored conversion settings into profile you can run the program in Quick Launch mode. Just launch Windows Explorer and double-click on the profile description (.a2s) file with left mouse button. This will cause Access-to-MySQL wizard to launch conversion loading the necessary settings from the specified profile. Then you will be taken right to the screen with progress of conversion without entering all conversion settings.

I purchased your product a couple of weeks ago because I was experience many problems with my ASP/Access hosted sites with GoDaddy. I used your product to convert my access databases to MySql and and transferred the data to awaiting databases on the server. Everything went perfect!!! Your product saved me an unimaginable amount of time and headaches. I since have been posting in the help desk forums at GoDaddy and every chance I get I refer your product. Thank You Very Much.
David Reed
SydCom Computer & Internet, Longview, Texas

Synchronization

Access-to-MySQL implements synchronization as combination of insert MS Access records that are missing in MySQL table and update existing MySQL records with MS Access data. For synchronization purpose source and destination tables must have identical structures and have primary key or unique index defined. Assume both MS Access and MySQL databases have table "People" defined as below:

    People(
	ID Integer NOT NULL, 
	FName Text(50)/VARCHAR(50),
	LName Text(50)/VARCHAR(50), 
	EMail Text(50)/VARCHAR(50), 
        Primary Key (ID)
    );

This table has the following contents in MS Access database:

    2	Andrew		White		a.white@corporation.com
    3   Phil		Johnson		p.johnson@gmail.com

In MySQL database:

    1	John		Smith		j.smith@msn.com
    2	Andrew		White		a.white@yahoo.com

After migrating MS Access data to MySQL in "Synchronize" mode MS Access table is kept untouched and MySQL table is modified as:

    1	John		Smith		j.smith@msn.com
    2	Andrew		White		a.white@corporation.com
    3	Phil		Johnson		p.johnson@gmail.com

I've been using Intelligent Converters products for years, and they've saved me many hours of work converting data clients send me. Recently I was having trouble importing MS Access database with Vietnamese characters, so I emailed their technical support. They sent me back a suggestion on how to configure the MySQL settings and now it's working perfectly. Five stars to their tech support!
Tac Tacelosky
Washington, DC

Customize table structure

Manual table structure customization can be accessed by double click on the corresponding table name in "Selected tables" list of "Step 4 of 6" wizard page. This will cause the following dialog box to appear:

To customize type mapping select the appropriate item in the listview on the left and specify new name, type and default value for the field using "Field info" group of controls. Please note that listview on the left contains column attributes of the original types mapping, new custom types and attributes will be displayed in "Field info" controls when the corresponding item is highlighted in the listview.

Try before you buy

Still not sure the program fits your needs? Try free demo version with limited features. It converts only five records for each database table, it does NOT convert queries/views and relationships between tables. Test the quality of the demo and come back to place an order if satisfied with the results.

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software pack to convert any data source to MySQL
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