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

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

MS Excel vs. Firebird:

  • 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.
  • 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 12.0.09 (2024-05-30).
    (md5: 3db0bbca8731be47ad17cdb65b503682)
    32-bit Windows application for ESF Database Migration Toolkit 12.0.09 (2024-05-30).
    (md5: ff52c01f1d5274be03695eaecc3c5242)
  • System Supported:

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