Microsoft Access to MySQL: conversion of database

The complexities involved in moving from Access to MySQL are enough to deter anyone from making a move. Amongst the benefits one can derive from moving to MySQL from Access includes scalability, usability, high level of security and performance, and support across different platforms. Nevertheless, it is always advised to migrate from Access to MySQL if the level of complexity of database system continues to grow. But you can maintain the usage of Access if there is a single user and less data because the benefits wouldn’t be at full potential.

Below are the steps involved in migration:

  1. Extract and convert definitions of MS Access tables and constraint into MySQL format. The converted entries must be imported onto the MySQL server in form of SQL CREATE-statements.
  2. Storage and conversion of MS Access data. This is subsequently loaded onto the intended database.
  3. Conversion of MS Access queries into SQL statements and corresponding MySQL format before loading onto the database.

Using Access to different formats (like ODBC), these steps are preferably automated. The ODBC Connectors or drivers in MySQL are used to export the tables. For easy access it is necessary to select “File → Export”menu item. On the next stepdialog box“Export Object type”appears, select “ODBC Database” option inthat window. There will be a few prompts before the data is exported to the destination database – MySQL. Nevertheless, some data especially constraints and queries will not be converted. Because automation may consume a lot of time, post-processing part may require some effort.

Access-to-MySQL is another dedicated software is another route for converting databases to MySQL. Established in the year 2001, Intelligent Converters are the parent company that developed this dedicated software for data conversion, migration, and synchronization that caters to many fields including MS Access and MySQL.

This dedicated software is also a wizard-based tool. It is capable of migrating10,000 rowsof data every second. That being said, complex and bulky MS Access databases are also applicable to this software. The resulting data is highly accurate, and all types are mapped in the most intelligent way. During transformation, different types of attributes are effectively handled by Access-to-MySQL. It handles all relationships between constraints and tables to cater to MySQL views.

There are many benefits that Access-to-MySQL can offer its end users. As long as there is no connection to MySQL server, the database can be exported to MySQL script. Thus, it is possible to use an existing MySQL database to synchronize an existing Microsoft Access data. This software is the best method to make things that seem complex, less complicated. With the provision of a command line, you can run as many scripts as possible.

To learn more about MSAccess to MySQL database converter visit the official product page:

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