How to convert Paradox to Interbase

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 Paradox, Borland Paradox (related files: db, mb).

Target database is known as Interbase, Borland Interbase, Embarcadero Interbase (related files: ib, gdb).

Paradox to Interbase 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 Paradox

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 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.

Connection to Interbase

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 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.

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.

Project overview

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

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.

Target database browser

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