It’s been more than half a year since our last release.
It took us half a year to perfect Full Convert 5 since the last release back in January. So, what’s big in v5.0? In one sentence – it’s faster, more reliable, uses less memory – and supports databases of unlimited size! That’s right, unlimited
Here’s a breakdown of all major changes:
• Full Convert 5 handles databases and tables of the unlimited size
• Improved speed of conversion
• Improved user interface responsiveness
• Reduced memory consumption
• Installation reduced to less than 50% of the original size
• Microsoft .NET Framework is no longer required to run Full Convert
• Improved Excel support and added support for Excel 2007 files as a target
• SQL Server Compact Edition database maximum size increased to 4GB
• Improved user interface to avoid confusion of new users (for example, trying to open a database file instead of project file will now automatically start the new conversion wizard with the correct database info filled-in)
• Added a visual indicator of the slower parameterized mode used for BLOB data
• Added a fast SQL Server detection
• Added support for multiple double-quotes in CSV text files
• Added ‘Test Filter’ button in Table Settings. Use it to see how many records your custom source table filter selects.
• Many bugfixes, of course
I just ran a quick test to see how does it perform. I was converting to MySQL on a local machine, so there was no network lag. For one thing, it’s nice to see it transfer 27 thousand records per second (something competing products can only dream about), but for me it’s even more interesting to look at the Task Manager. We are transferring data in full speed from a million records table, and Full Convert uses 50MB of RAM!