How to convert SQL Anywhere file to MS SQL, MySQL or SQLite file format

There are several reasons you might want to convert SQL Anywhere database file to another file format. For instance, a client might have shared a SQL Anywhere as a backup file from which data needs to be transferred to MS SQL, MySQL or any other database. Or, you might find that a particular database has features critical to your business needs.

Whatever be the reason, converting a database file can be a complex and time-consuming process, depending on the file size and the number of records that needs to be processed. Also, conversion process involves the risk of data loss or corruption.

So, how can we ensure quick and risk-free conversion of SQL Anywhere database file to another format?

Use a Specialized Database Converter Software

Stellar Converter for Database is purpose-built to help administrators and IT professionals perform fast and secure conversion of databases, without the need to spend time in writing complex queries. Essentially, the software helps interconvert – MS SQL (.mdf), MySQL, SQLite (.db and .sqlite) & SQL Anywhere (.db) – database file formats.

Let’s look at some key features of the software:

  • Converts database records while preserving database integrity
  • Supports conversion of multiple data types and attributes
  • Allows converting individual or multiple database tables
  • Can handle large databases
  • Generates log report of the database conversion process

How to Use Stellar Converter for Database for SQL Anywhere Conversion?

Prerequisites of Using Stellar Converter for Database Software

Before proceeding with the conversion process, make sure your system meet the following requirements:

  • Target database, in which you need to convert SQL Anywhere database file, is installed on the system.
  • Connection with the target database server is established.
  • Free space equivalent to the size of selected database is available on the drive on which SQL Anywhere database is stored.

Steps to Convert SQL Anywhere file to MS SQL database file

Step 1: Download and install Stellar Converter for Database software

Step 2: Launch Stellar Converter for Database

Step 3: In Select Database window, select SQL Anywhere under Source Database Type

Step 4: Next, click Browse under Database Path to open the database file you want to convert

NOTE: Click ‘Search’ to select database file, if you are not aware of the file location.

Step 5: Once file is selected, click Scan to initiate scanning process

Step 6: When ‘Scan complete’ window appears, click OK.

Step 7: The software will display preview of the scanned file. The left pane of preview window will display list of databases and its data that can be converted into another file format. The right pane will show data of a selected table.

Step 8: Next, click Convert on File menu

Step 9: In Convert and Save Database window, select MS SQL under Select Database Type.

Step 10: Under Connect to Server fill in the required details:

  • Enter Server\Instance Name
  • Authentication
  • Location

Step 11: Click Save

Step 12: Once ‘Selected Database Converted Successfully’ message is displayed, click OK.

Steps to Convert SQL Anywhere file to MySQL database file

Step 1: Download and install Stellar Converter for Database software

Step 2: Launch Stellar Converter for Database

Step 3: In Select Database window, select SQL Anywhere under Source Database Type

Step 4: Next, click Browse under Database Path to open the database file you want to convert

NOTE: Click ‘Search’ to select database file, if you are not aware of the file location.

Step 5: Once file is selected, click Scan to begin scanning process

Step 6: When ‘Scan complete’ window appears, click OK.

Step 7: The software will display preview of the scanned file. The left pane of preview window will display list of databases and its data that can be converted into another file format. The right pane will show data of a selected table.

Step 8: Next, click Convert on File menu

Step 9: In Convert and Save Database window, choose MySQL under Select Database Type

Step 10: Under Connect to Server fill in the required details:

  • User Name
  • Host Name\Server IP
  • Password

Step 11: Click Save

Step 12: Click OK when ‘Selected Database Converted Successfully’ message is displayed.

Steps to Convert SQL Anywhere file to SQLite database file

Step 1: Download and install Stellar Converter for Database software

Step 2: Launch Stellar Converter for Database

Step 3: In Select Database window, select SQL Anywhere under Source Database Type

Step 4: Next, click Browse under Database Path to open the database file you want to convert

NOTE: Click ‘Search’ to select database file, if you are not aware of the file location.

Step 5: Once file is selected, click Scan to start scanning process

Step 6: When ‘Scan complete’ window appears, click OK.

Step 7: The software will display preview of the scanned file. The left pane of preview window will display a list of databases and its data that can be converted into another file format. The right pane will show the data of a selected table.

Step 8: Next, click Convert on File menu

Step 9: In Convert and Save Database window, choose SQLite under Select Database Type

Step 10: Click Browse to select a destination where you wish to save converted file

Step 11: Click Save

Step 12: When ‘Selected Database Converted Successfully’ message is displayed, click OK.

Conclusion

Organizations choose to convert databases for several reasons including the need to access database files in another format, for utilizing features and functionality of a particular database, etc. However, the conversion process can be time-consuming and involves data loss risk. Stellar Converter for Database software features an intuitive graphical user interface (GUI) that provides detailed instructions to convert database records and attributes in a safe and efficient way. This post outlined how you can convert SQL Anywhere database file format to MS SQL, MySQL and SQLite database file formats.

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  1. J S Rana December 31, 2019
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