SQL Server to Access conversion and synchronization.

The programs we offer support the conversion and synchronization of Microsoft SQL database structures, tables, fields, and indexes to Microsoft Access 32/64 formats.

With a wide range of options, the migration process can be tailored to your specific needs for optimal results.

While Microsoft SQL Server is generally considered to be a more advanced database system, there may be situations where migrating data from MS SQL to MS Access is necessary.

Reasons to migrate data from SQL Server to MS Access.

There are several reasons why someone may want to move or synchronize data between Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Access. Some of the most common reasons include:

  • Data Analysis: Access is often used as a tool for data analysis and reporting, while SQL Server is typically used as a more robust and powerful database management system. Synchronizing data between the two allows users to take advantage of the reporting and analysis capabilities of Access while still leveraging the power of SQL Server for data management.
  • Data Backup: SQL Server is often used as a primary data storage system, while Access is used as a backup or offline copy of the data. Synchronizing data between the two ensures that the backup copy is always up to date.
  • Data Sharing: Access is often used as a way to share data with a small group of users, while SQL Server is used to share data with a larger group of users or with other systems. Synchronizing data between the two allows all users to have access to the most up-to-date data.
  • Data Migration: An organization might be using Access as a database and want to move to SQL Server as a database because of its scalability, performance and security. Synchronizing the data from Access to SQL Server will help in a smooth transition.

Our solutions make it easy to synchronize data between MS SQL/Windows Azure SQL databases and MS Access.

Our programs run smoothly and quickly without the need for manual intervention. Simply connect to your source and destination databases, configure the necessary parameters, and start the migration process. The wizard interface and command line options allow you to easily schedule automated jobs.

Run our programs using the easy-to-use wizard interface or through our powerful command line to automate scheduling jobs.

Supported databases:
  • Microsoft Access x86/x64
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Access queries → MS SQL Server views
  • Azure Database for SQL Server
  • Amazon RDS
  • Amazon Aurora
  • Google Cloud
  • SQL Dump
 DBConvert for Access & MSSQL

Version: 6.1.6

Release Date: April 17, 2024

 DBSync for Access & MSSQL

Version: 4.1.8

Release Date: May 21, 2024

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DBConvert Studio

 Version: 4.0.5

Release Date: May 16, 2024

Supported databases:

  • SQL Server
  • MySQL
  • MariaDB
  • Percona
  • Oracle
  • PostgreSQL
  • Access
  • FoxPro
  • SQLite
  • Interbase
  • Firebird
  • IBM DB2
  • MS Azure SQL
  • Amazon RDS
  • Amazon Aurora
  • Heroku Postgres
  • Google Cloud

Using SQL Server to Access conversion and synchronization tools.

When launching the DBConvert or DBSync application in GUI mode, it seamlessly guides you through the steps to initiate database migration or synchronization:

1. Connect to SQL Server source database.

Specify the username/password and host/port parameters if your source database requires login credentials.

Connect to SQL Server source database from DBConvert

2. Connect to Access destination database.

Specify parameters for the destination database similar to the source, defining connection settings and username/password pairs.

Connect to Access target database from DBConvert

NOTE #1: Each DBConvert or DBSync tool's name comprises two different databases, enabling any specified database to operate as the source or destination. Furthermore, the same type of database can function as both the source and destination.

NOTE #2: Connections to cloud databases (e.g., Amazon RDS, Google Cloud, or Azure SQL) aren't explicitly specified in the user interface but use the same settings as traditional on-premises databases.

NOTE #3: Connections to source and target databases remain active until you close the DBConvert/DBSync application or reopen new connections.

Refer to our documentation for specific source/ destination configurations for different databases.

3. Configure database migration options.

Specify the tables, fields, indices, and views you want to transfer to the Access destination database by checking/unchecking the corresponding boxes.

Customize general database/ tables settings. Or configure specific table , field, index object individually when migrating data.

Explore our articles in the user's manual about Configuring database migration options. for detailed information.

The screenshot below summarizes the general features available in DBConvert software.

4. Detection of potential database migration issues. Errors and Warnings

The database enforces certain relations on the data, and on the customization step, an intelligent error checker verifies all possible data integrity and referential integrity issues. It highlights any problems before migration starts.

By default, DBConvert attempts to automatically map the database types of the source SQL Server database to the closest equivalent of the target Access database types. However, you can manually change the data types for the entire database globally using the "Global mapping" or individually for each field.

Explore the Intelligent error checker for more information. on errors and warnings

5. Execution. The final stage of data migration.

Initiate the conversion or synchronization process after configuring source and destination databases in the previous steps.

Click the "Commit" button to start conversion. Here, you can also monitor the migration/synchronization process.

Optionally save connection settings and configuration parameters into the session file to schedule the launching of sync or migration jobs regularly.

Execution step of DBConvert products

Explore more about the options available during the execution stage

Command line mode

Pass previously saved sessions as parameters to the Command-Line DBConvert Client. A session retains SQL Server source and Access target database connection settings with other specified options.


C:\Program Files\DBConvert\access2mssqlPro\access2mssqlPro_Cons.exe /Session:"Session_Name"

NOTE: First, run the software in GUI mode to create a session file with initial parameters.

Built-in scheduler.

Our applications include a built-in scheduler to run database migration and sync jobs at specified times. Set the scheduled date and time to execute job sessions automatically.

Find more Information about the built-in scheduler

DBConvert screenshot

Supported OS:


  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 x86 Redistributable package
  • Necessary privileges to write into database on the target SQL Server (this requirement is optional as there is an option to overcome the restrictions using dump file)
  • Access 2000 or higher. Both Access 32/64 versions are supported


Explore details regarding reverse migration.