How to convert Firebird to Excel

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.

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 Excel compared to the source Firebird. 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:

  • bigint double
  • blob sub_type 0 blob
  • blob sub_type 1 text
  • boolean logical
  • char text
  • decimal double
  • double precision double
  • float double
  • int double
  • nchar text
  • nvarchar text
  • smallint double
  • timestamp datetime
  • varchar text

Full Convert migration in 4 easy steps

1.
Firebird connection

Connection to Firebird

We will choose Firebird from the list of available database formats.

In the server field we need to type the name or IP address of the Firebird server. If you have Firebird installed on the local machine, where Full Convert is running, you can leave the server field blank. Username and password we don't need to touch in most cases as Full Convert pre-fills the "magic" values which opens all Firebird databases.

If Firebird is on this machine, we can now simply click ellipsis (...) button to select FDB database file. If the file is on remote machine, you need to type the path to the file as remote server sees it. So, if the file is in C:\t\ folder on your server, you need to write the full path, for example: C:\t\filename.FDB.

2.

Connection to Excel

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.

Excel 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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