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SQL Server Express to DB2

Here is how Full Convert Enterprise converts SQL Server Express database to DB2.

Source database is also known as SQL Server Express, Microsoft SQL Server Express, Microsoft SQLExpress, SQL Express, SQLExpress (related files: mdf, ldf, bak)

Target database is also known as DB2, IBM DB2

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First look at Full Convert

The conversion of SQL Server Express to DB2 using Full Convert is simple and has to do a few quick steps:

  • Connect to your source target databases
  • Optional: Choose which tables you want to convert (all are selected by default)
  • Start the conversion, sit back and enjoy
  • Optional: Explore your new data in the target database using a built-in database explorer

When we start Full Convert, you will notice a welcome panel with links for common tasks. Let"s start a new conversion.

Click the Create new conversion link or click the New button in the ribbon above.

Connection to source SQL Server Express database

Initial screen shows you that Full Convert will automatically detect your database if you don"t know which one do you have. Of course, if you do know your database, do select it from the list on the left.

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.

For SQL Express, we need to specify the server\instance name, like this: servername\SQLEXPRESS

We have Windows authentication here, so all we need to do is select our desired database from the drop-down list.

Connection to target DB2 database

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.

Table selection

We will select all source tables 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.

Review

Here you can see how many tables will be converted. To start conversion right away, click on the Convert! button. To show contents of target database without converting, click on the Explore button. Use that to inspect target database prior to conversion, or to save the conversion project for later before even converting the first time.

Click the Convert! button to get started.

Conversion progress

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.

  • Running your custom pre-conversion SQL scripts, if any
  • Creating all selected tables in your target database
  • Copying data
  • Applying indexes
  • Applying foreign key constraints
  • Running your custom post-conversion SQL scripts, if any

SQL Server Express to DB2 conversion summary

Here you will see basic conversion statistics, such as number of tables and records copied to target database.


If there were any warnings or errors during conversion, you will be able to examine them in detail.

Finally, complete SQL log is available for you if you need it. This feature can be enabled in project options screen.

Conclusion

This small tutorial shows how easy it is to convert SQL Server Express to DB2 using Full Convert Enterprise.

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