How to convert Access to MySQL

Full Convert is designed for ease of use and reliability to make sure you get your job done as quickly and as simply as possible.

Source database is known as Microsoft Access, MS Access (related files: mdb, accdb).

Target database is known as MyISAM, InnoDB (related files: frm, myd, myi).

Making migration easy for you

Full Convert is a fully self-tuning software. Your migration will work as expected without you needing to adjust anything.

Data types are different in MySQL compared to the source Access. We automatically adjust them as we copy the tables so you don't have to worry about it. You can adjust the mapping rules if you wish to change the following defaults:

  • binary longblob
  • char text (if precision > 255)
  • longbinary longblob
  • money decimal(19,2)
  • nchar text (if precision > 255)
  • ntext longtext
  • nvarchar text (if precision > 255 and version earlier than 5)
  • nvarchar text (if precision > 16383 and version at least 5)
  • single float
  • smallmoney decimal(19,4)
  • text longtext
  • tinyint tinyint unsigned
  • uniqueidentifier binary(16)
  • varchar text (if precision > 255 and version earlier than 5)
  • varchar text (if precision > 16383 and version at least 5)

Full Convert migration in 4 easy steps

1.
Access connection

Connection to Access

We will choose Access database from the list of available source database formats and fill in connection properties. You can simply click ellipsis (...) button to select MDB or ACCDB database file. It depends on the version of your database. Access 2007 databases are contained in ACCDB files, while earlier versions are contained in MDB files.

If your Access database is protected, fill-in your password as well.

In case you use Access workgroups and security, you will need to also find your system database and specify credentials for it.

2.

Connection to MySQL

We will choose MySQL from the source database engines list. As our MySQL server is on the local machine and we have full privileges, we will simply choose a database from the dropdown menu.

MySQL connection
3.

Start the conversion

All source tables are selected for conversion by default. In case you only need some tables, simply deselect the ones you don't need - or deselect all, then select just the tables you do need. Click the Copy your database button to get started.

4.

Conversion

Conversion is highly-optimized to run as fast as possible, yet provides top-notch reliability. Huge tables are converted in small chunks at a time, preserving memory and ensuring that your computer stays fast and responsive.

Data copying from source to target
Target database browser

Data is now in the target database

Use our built-in database browser to examine the copied data. Of course, you can also examine the conversion in detail and see in-depth information for each table.

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