How to convert SQL Server to SAP SQL Anywhere

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 MS SQL Server, MSSQL Server, Microsoft SQL Server, SQL, MSSQL (related files: mdf, ldf, bak).

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 SAP SQL Anywhere compared to the source SQL Server. 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:

  • datetime2 datetime
  • datetimeoffset timestamp
  • geography long varchar
  • geometry long varchar
  • hierarchyid varchar(255)
  • image long binary
  • int integer
  • money decimal(19,4)
  • ntext long nvarchar
  • nvarchar(max) long nvarchar
  • smalldatetime datetime
  • smallmoney decimal(19,4)
  • text long varchar
  • timestamp long binary
  • tinyint unsigned tinyint
  • varbinary(max) long binary
  • varchar(max) long varchar

Full Convert migration in 4 easy steps

SQL Server connection

Connection to SQL Server

We will choose SQL Server from the list of available source database engines. Depending on your SQL Server setup, you will need to connect using Windows or SQL Server authentication.

Depending on your SQL Server installation, we need to specify the server name, or server\instance name in the Server field.


Connection to SAP SQL Anywhere

We will select SAP SQL Anywhere from the drop down and fill out the connection parameters.

SAP SQL Anywhere 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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