Migrating data from Excel(*.xls; *.xlsx) to IBM DB2

This guide will show you how to easily migrate data from MS Excel to IBM DB2 through a few simple steps with ESF Database Migration Toolkit, simplifying the complex migration processes and saving you valuable time.

MS Excel vs. IBM DB2:

  • Microsoft Excel is a powerful spreadsheet software developed by Microsoft, widely used for organizing, analyzing, and visualizing data. It offers a wide range of features including calculation, graphing tools, pivot tables, and a macro programming language called Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). Excel enables users to create complex formulas, perform data analysis, and generate professional-looking charts and graphs. It is extensively utilized in various fields such as finance, accounting, engineering, and data analysis for its versatility and ease of use.
  • IBM DB2 is a high-performance relational database management system (RDBMS) developed by IBM, designed to handle large volumes of data and support complex transactions. It offers robust features for data management, security, and scalability, making it suitable for enterprises of all sizes. DB2 is known for its efficiency in processing SQL queries, its advanced analytics capabilities, and its integration with various platforms, including cloud environments. It supports a range of operating systems such as Windows, UNIX, and Linux, and provides tools for database automation, optimization, and administration.

Prerequisite:

  • Software Required:

    64-bit Windows application for ESF Database Migration Toolkit 12.0.21 (2024-07-02).
    (md5: cf72061f6367c0dd58a756b5866a77c6)
    32-bit Windows application for ESF Database Migration Toolkit 12.0.21 (2024-07-02).
    (md5: 4a33f66cc7d8966dcf31e7931988caa9)
  • System Supported:

    • Windows 7 or higher.
    • MS Excel 97 or higher.
    • IBM DB2 9.x or higher.

Step by Step Wizard:

  • In "Choose a Data Source" dialog, Choose "Microsoft Excel(*.xls;*.xlsx)";

    • Click on the "..." button.
    • Choose the Microsoft Excel (.xls or .xlsx) file that you want to use as the destination for the migrated data.
      Microsoft Excel
  • In "Choose a Data Source" dialog, choose "IBM DB2";

    • Enter the server name (default is "localhost") and port (default is "50000").
    • Enter the username (default is "db2admin") and password.
    • Enter the name of the source DB2 database in the "Database" field.
    • Select the DB2 schema name (use the "Refresh" button to view a list of available schemas).
      DB2
  • 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 Excel to IBM DB2 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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