How to convert Paradox to Firebird

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 Paradox (related files: db, mb).

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 Firebird compared to the source Paradox. 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:

  • blob blob sub_type 0
  • bool smallint (if version earlier than 3)
  • double double precision
  • money decimal(18,2)
  • text blob sub_type 1

Full Convert migration in 4 easy steps

1.
Paradox connection

Connection to Paradox

We will choose Paradox from the list of available database formats. Paradox database does not need to be installed to be able to convert your Paradox files. However, currently Full Convert does not support encrypted Paradox tables, so if you have such protected tables, you will need to decrypt them using Paradox database application before running the conversion.

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

2.

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.

Firebird 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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