Access to MySQL
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.
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:
When you complete these steps, the entire contents of source MS Access database will be imported into the specified MySQL database.
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.
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:
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 3 Phil Johnson email@example.com
In MySQL database:
1 John Smith firstname.lastname@example.org 2 Andrew White email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 2 Andrew White email@example.com 3 Phil Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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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|Single User License
ideal for single database conversion
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|MySQL Migration Toolkit
software pack to convert any data source to MySQL
and vice versa