How to convert MySQL to SQL Server CE

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 MyISAM, InnoDB (related files: frm, myd, myi).

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

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 SQL Server CE compared to the source MySQL. 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 unsigned bigint
  • blob image
  • date datetime
  • double float
  • enum nvarchar(255)
  • float real
  • geography ntext
  • geometry ntext
  • int unsigned bigint
  • json ntext
  • longblob image
  • longtext ntext
  • mediumblob image
  • mediumint int
  • mediumint unsigned int
  • mediumtext ntext
  • nchar ntext (if precision > 4000)
  • nvarchar ntext (if precision > 4000)
  • set nvarchar(255)
  • smallint unsigned int
  • text ntext
  • time datetime
  • timestamp datetime
  • tinyblob image
  • tinyint smallint
  • tinyint unsigned smallint
  • tinytext ntext
  • varbinary image (if precision > 8000)
  • year int

Full Convert migration in 4 easy steps

MySQL connection

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.


Connection to SQL Server CE

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.

SQL Server CE connection

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.



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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