Convert SQL Server to Access.

The programs listed here support conversions and synchronizations of Microsoft SQL database structures, tables, fields and indexes to Microsoft Access 32/64 formats.

A lot of options make the job fast and fully customized in order to get the perfect results from the migration process.

Both MS Access x86 and MS Access x64 versions are supported.

Microsoft SQL Server is definitely the superior database system.

And almost all migration jobs require moving up to MS SQL from MS Access. Below you can find some considerations that should be taken into account when moving the opposite way.

Synchronization of data between MS SQL/Windows Azure SQL databases and MS Access is available as well.

Our solutions help you make these kinds of jobs run smoothly and fast. There is no need to do anything manually. Just connect to your source and destination databases, set up parameters and start a migration job. That’s all.

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

 DBConvert for Access & MSSQL

Migration directions:

  • Access x86/x64 → SQL Server, SQL Dump
  • MS SQL Server → Access 32/64
  • Access queries → MS SQL Server views
  • Access 32/64 ↔ Azure Database for SQL Server
  • Access ↔ Amazon RDS | Aurora
  • Access ↔ Google Cloud

Version: 6.1.1

Release Date: June 23, 2020

 DBSync for Access & MSSQL

Sync directions:

  • Access ↔ SQL Server
  • Access ↔ Azure Database for SQL Server
  • Access ↔ Google Cloud SQL
  • SQL Server on-premises ↔ SQL Azure ↔ Amazon RDS ↔ Google Cloud SQL

Version: 4.1.3

Release Date: Jan. 15, 2020

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DBConvert Studio

 Version: 1.8.4

Release Date: Nov. 23, 2020

Supported databases:

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

Using SQL Server to Access conversion and synchronization tools.

When you start DBConvert or DBSync application in GUI mode it guides you through several steps to set up the database migration or synchronization:

1. Connect to SQL Server source database.

If a source database requires you to log in, you can specify a user name/ password and host/ port parameters.

Connect to SQL Server source database from DBConvert

2. Connect to Access destination database.

Specifying parameters for destination database looks like the same as for source. Usually, it consists of defining connection settings and username/password pairs.

Connect to Access target database from DBConvert

NOTE #1: Every DBConvert or DBSync tool has two different databases in its name. That means any specified database from a pair can be set up as a source or destination. Besides, the same type of database may be set up both as a source or destination.

As an example, here is the list of possible migration directions with on-premises databases:

  • SQL Server to Access
  • Access to SQL Server
  • SQL Server to SQL Server
  • Access to Access

NOTE #2: Don't be confused by the fact that connections to cloud databases like Amazon RDS, Microsoft Azure SQL, Google Cloud, and Heroku are not explicitly specified in the configuration of a source or destination in the DBConvert / DBSync interface. To connect to Cloud database instances, use the same settings as you do for traditional on-premises databases.

NOTE #3: Your connections to source and target databases stay active until you close DBConvert/ DBSync application or reopen new connections on "source" and "destination" steps.

Read more about the specific source/ destination configurations for different databases.

3. Custoimzation and configuration.

At the next step, you can specify precisely which tables, fields, indices, views you want to transfer to the Access destination database. Just check/ uncheck the box in front of each database object you want to convert.

Customize general database/ tables settings. Or set up a particular table , field, index individually when migrating data from SQL Server to Access.

Check out our articles about Custoimzation and configuration. for detailed information.

The screenshot below sums up general features available in DBConvert software solutions.

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

The database typically constrains certain relations on the data that cannot be violated. On the customization step, a smart error checker verifies all possible Data integrity and Referential integrity issues and highlights them, if any, before performing a migration.

DBConvert software to default tries to automatically map database types from the source SQL Server database to the closest equivalent of the target Access database types. But you can manually change data types for the whole database globally with "Global mapping" or individually for each field.

Check out Smart error checker. Errors and Warnings for more information.

5. Execution. The final stage of data migration from SQL Server to Access

Once you configure source and destination databases for migration in the previous steps, you can start the actual conversion or synchronization process.

Click the "Commit" button to start conversion. Also, here, you can monitor the migtation/ 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

Read more about execution stage available options.

Command line mode

Previously saved sessions can be passed as parameters to Command-Line DBConvert Client. A session keeps SQL Server source and Access target database connection settings with other specified options.

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

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

Built-in scheduler.

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

DBConvert screenshot

Highlights

Requirements

  • 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
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 x86 Redistributable package