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Convert Excel to Postgres database

Here is how Full Convert Enterprise converts Excel to Postgres (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 Excel to Postgres database.

Source database is also known as Microsoft Excel (related files: xls, xlsx)

Target database is also known as PostgreSQL, PG

Excel

Microsoft Excel is a commercial spreadsheet application written and distributed by Microsoft for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. It features calculation, graphing tools, pivot tables, and a macro programming language called Visual Basic for Applications.

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Postgres

PostgreSQL, often simply Postgres, is an object-relational database management system (ORDBMS) available for many platforms including Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X.

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First look at Full Convert

The conversion of Excel to Postgres 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 Excel 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 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.

Connection to target Postgres 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 PostgreSQL.

Connecting to Postgres is straightforward - we need to specify server name/IP, username, password and database name.

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

Excel to Postgres 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 Excel to Postgres using Full Convert Enterprise.

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