Migrating data from Informix to SQL Server

This article will show you how to use a simple database migration wizard to quickly migrate data from Informix to SQL Server! Save you tons of complicated work and time!

Requirements:

Introduction:

1. In "Choose a Data Source" dialog, Choose "Informix";

  • Input the Informix instance name and server name in "Server" box.
  • Input the service port (default: 9088) in "Port" box.
  • Input the username (default: informix) and its password.
  • Press "Refresh" button to list all databases, then choose an existing database.
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2. In "Choose a Destination" dialog, choose "Microsoft SQL Server";

  • Input the SQL Server host name (you can also the instance name). e.g: localhost\sqlexpress.
  • If using TCP/IP method then input the server port (default is 0 and using pipe method), in addition, you need to provide a username(e.g: sa) and password.
  • Checking "Windows Authentication" checkbox if using Windows authentication.
  • Press "Refresh Database" button to list all databases, yeither select an existing database or enter a new database name, this toolkit will automatically create the new database during the migration process.
  • Press "Refresh Schema" button to list all schemas, you can select an existing schema or enter a new schema name, this toolkit will automatically create the new schema during the migration process, if you let it empty, the default is "dbo".
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3. In "Select source Tables(s) & View(s)" dialog;

  • Select the tables/views which will be migrated.
    Select Tables&Views
  • Click "..." to set the table options or remap the table structure.
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  • You can set the data transfer method (Overwrite Table/Empty Data/Append Data/Skip Table) or filter the data before transferring.
  • Choose "Field Mapping" option, you can redefine the fields in the destination table, e.g.: field name, data type, default value, comment and also.

4. In "Execution" Dialog;

  • Click "Submit" to begin the migration, this toolkit will help you quickly migrate data from Informix to SQL Server without intervention.
    Execute
  • Click "Browse Log" to visit the full migration log.
  • Click "Save as job" to save the migration settings to a job file, so you can "Load Job" to quickly reload the migration job in the future or run the migration job via command-prompt. Run "esfdbcv --help" in command-prompt to get the full command parameters.

5. Complete!

The program will complete the migration as quickly as possible and generate a migration report to you. All you have to do is sit and wait. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact us.

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