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Here is how Full Convert Enterprise converts Access to CSV (both databases are supported natively and you won't need to install any drivers.)

Please read on to learn how Full Convert can help you migrate Access to CSV database.

Access

Microsoft Access, also known as Microsoft Office Access, is a database management system from Microsoft that combines the relational Microsoft Jet Database Engine with a graphical user interface and software-development tools. It is a member of the Microsoft Office suite of applications.

Wikipedia

CSV

A comma-separated values (CSV) file stores tabular data (numbers and text) in plain-text form.

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First look at Full Convert

The conversion of Access to CSV 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 Access 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 Access database from the list of available source database formats and fill in connection properties. You can simply click ellipsis (...) button to select MDB or ACCDB database file. It depends on the version of your database. Access 2007 databases are contained in ACCDB files, while earlier versions are contained in MDB files.

If your Access database is protected, fill-in your password as well.

In case you use Access workgroups and security, you will need to also find your system database and specify username/password for it.

Connection to target CSV 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.

From the list of available target database engines, we'll choose Text.

You can simply click ellipsis (...) button to select the folder to contain converted delimited text files. Default delimiter is Comma (use it if you have comma-delimited files), but you can change it to Tab (for tab-delimited files), or any other character.

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

Access to CSV 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 options dialog.

Conclusion

This small tutorial shows how easy it is to convert Access to CSV using Full Convert Enterprise.

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