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 Borland Interbase, Embarcadero Interbase (related files: ib, gdb).
Target database is known as SQL Server Compact Edition, SQL Compact, SQL CE, SQLCE (related files: sdf).
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 SQL Server CE compared to the source Interbase. 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:
We will choose Interbase from the list of available database formats.
In the server field we need to type the name or IP address of the Interbase server. If you have Interbase 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 open all Interbase databases.
If Interbase is on this machine, we can now simply click ellipsis (...) button to select GDB or IB database file (file extension depends on the version of Interbase). 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.GDB.
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.
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.
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.
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.