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 Excel, Microsoft Excel (related files: xls, xlsx).

Target database is known as SQL Server CE, SQL Server Compact Edition, SQL Compact, SQL CE, SQLCE (related files: sdf).

Excel to SQL Server CE migration steps

When we start Full Convert, you will notice a welcome panel with links for common tasks. Let's start a new project.

  • 1) Connect to your source database
  • 2) Connect to your target database
  • 3) Optional: Choose which tables you want to convert
  • 4) Start the conversion

Welcome screen

Connection to Excel

List on the left shows all the databases which can be filled with your source database data. Select the one you need and fill-in required parameters.

We will choose Excel from the list of available database formats. Full Convert supports all versions of Excel documents from Excel 97 to Excel 2007. XLS and XLSX files are read flawlesly. Formulas will be calculated during the conversions, so target database will have formula results stored, not the formula expression texts.

Just type-in the folder containing your Excel documents, or click the ellipsis button on the right and Full Convert will display Browse for Folder dialog.

You don't even need to have Excel installed to be able to convert your Excel documents. We directly read your Excel files.

Connection to SQL Server CE

List on the left shows all the databases which can be filled with your source database data. Select the one you need and fill-in required parameters.

We will choose SQL Server Compact Edition from the list of available source database engines. Connecting to SQL CE database is straightforward - we need to type-in or navigate to the database file (SQLCE databases are stored in SDF files) and specify our password, if the database is protected.

Table selection

We will select all source tables 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.

Table selection

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

Conversion summary

Here you will see basic conversion statistics, such as number of tables and records copied to target database.

If there were any warnings or errors during conversion, you will be able to examine them in detail.

Conversion summary screen

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