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. Export and conversion of tables and constraint definitions in MS Access to MySQL format. Afterward, the data should be loaded onto the MySQL server.
  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 Microsoft Access to different formats (like ODBC), these steps are preferably automated. The ODBC Connectors or drivers in MySQL are used to export the tables. The easiest way to access those capabilities is to click on “File → Export”, select the “ODBC Database” option from the appeared “Export Object type” dialog box. 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 migrating 2,000 databases every second. That being said, complex and bulky MS Access databases are also applicable to this software. The accuracy of the converted results is high. 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. That sounds good, isn’t it?

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