Migrating data from MS Access(*.mdb; *.accdb) to Firebird

This guide will show you how to easily migrate data from MS Access to Firebird through a few simple steps with ESF Database Migration Toolkit, simplifying the complex migration processes and saving you valuable time.

MS Access vs. Firebird:

  • Microsoft Access is a robust database management system (DBMS) that combines the relational Microsoft Jet Database Engine with a graphical user interface and software development tools. As part of the Microsoft Office suite, MS Access provides users with an easy-to-use platform for creating and managing databases, enabling efficient data entry, query execution, and report generation. It supports various data formats, allows integration with other Microsoft applications, and is ideal for small to medium-sized databases used in business and personal applications.
  • FireBird is an open-source relational database management system (RDBMS) that offers robust features, high performance, and scalability. It provides cross-platform support, running on Windows, Linux, macOS, and various Unix platforms. With its SQL compliance, ACID transactions, and multi-generational architecture, Firebird is well-suited for both small-scale applications and enterprise-level deployments. Additionally, its lightweight footprint and minimal administration requirements make it a popular choice for embedded database solutions.

Prerequisite:

  • Software Required:

    64-bit Windows application for ESF Database Migration Toolkit 12.0.16 (2024-06-14).
    (md5: 1b4371cb91484e9b29ae797c8d21542c)
    32-bit Windows application for ESF Database Migration Toolkit 12.0.16 (2024-06-14).
    (md5: e87e796fa5ecd7fdaef32c1e01166c20)
  • System Supported:

    • Windows 7 or higher.
    • MS Access 97 or higher.
    • Firebird 1.5 or higher.

Step by Step Wizard:

  • In "Choose a Data Source" dialog, select "Microsoft Access (*.mdb;*.accdb)";

    • Click on the "..." button to locate the Access database file (either .MDB or .ACCDB).
    • If there is a system database (workgroup), click on the "Lock" button to set it.
      Microsoft Access
  • In "Choose a Destination" dialog, Choose "Firebird/Interbase";

    • Enter the username (default: SYSDBA) and password (default: "masterkey").
    • Select the desired character set for the database.
    • Press the "..." button to locate the Firebird/Interbase database file.
    • If using a Firebird server, specify the server address in the following format: <server name>[/server_port]:<db_file>. e.g: localhost/3050:c:\temp\test.fdb. If the server port is 3050, it can be omitted. e.g: localhost:c:\temp\test.fdb;
      Firebird
  • In "Select source Tables(s) & View(s)" dialog;

    • Select the tables or views you want to migrate.
      Select Tables&Views
    • You can access the table options or adjust the table structure by clicking the "..." button.
      Transform
    • In the "Field Mapping" option, you can customize the destination table's fields, such as field name, data type, default value, comment, and more. You also have the option to choose the data transfer method, including Overwrite Table, Empty Data, Append Data, or Skip Table, or even filter the data before transferring it.
  • In "Execution" Dialog;

    • You can start the migration process by clicking "Submit". The toolkit will efficiently and seamlessly migrate your data from MS Access to Firebird without the need for manual intervention.
      Execute
    • To keep track of the migration process, you can access the full migration log by clicking "Browse Log". This will provide you with a comprehensive view of the entire migration, including any potential issues and their resolutions.
    • To save time in the future, you can save the migration settings as a job file by clicking "Save as job". This allows you to quickly reload the migration job at a later time or run the migration job using the command-prompt by typing "dmtc.exe --help". The command-prompt provides you with a full list of parameters to customize the migration process to your specific needs.
  • Finished!

    Upon completion, the toolkit will generate a comprehensive migration report, providing you with all the information you need to verify the accuracy and completeness of the migration process. So, you can sit back and relax while the program carries out the task efficiently. Should you have any inquiries or recommendations, don't hesitate to reach out to us. We're always happy to help.

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