How to convert SQL Server CE to Excel

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 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 Excel compared to the source SQL Server CE. 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 double
  • binary blob
  • bit logical
  • decimal double
  • float double
  • image blob
  • int double
  • money double
  • nchar text
  • ntext text
  • nvarchar text
  • real double
  • smallint double
  • timestamp blob
  • tinyint double
  • uniqueidentifier text
  • varbinary blob

Full Convert migration in 4 easy steps

1.
SQL Server CE connection

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.

2.

Connection to Excel

We will choose Excel from the list of available database formats. Full Convert supports all versions of Excel documents from Excel 97 to Excel 2007. XLS and XLSX files are read flawlesly. Formulas will be calculated during the conversions, so target database will have formula results stored, not the formula expression texts.

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

You don't even need to have Excel installed to be able to convert your Excel documents. We directly read your Excel files.

Excel 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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