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Old 05-06-2010, 10:21 AM   #1
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Import data from MySQL to MSSQL


First, I don't know where should I post this question, this is why I posted here. If this post should be in another section, please say it.

I want to import data from MySQL to MSSQL. I've been searching in the web, and I can't find a good and straight answer. How can I do it?

Old 05-06-2010, 12:30 PM   #2
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The reason you are having trouble finding a 'good straight answer' is there are a lot of variables.

Since you are migrating to Microsoft, you might be better served by a Microsoft SQL group or a SQL group such as

Having said that here is a rather dated walk through from Microsoft but it should get you started.

For more detailed help we would probably need a lot more details about the current and future setup. Be prepared to make tweaks to database queries . . .

Good Luck.
Old 05-06-2010, 12:32 PM   #3
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Lots of different ways.

Including a) write your own program, b) read a mysqldump into SQL Server, c) use a 3rd party tool, etc, etc

I'd recommend looking at SQL Server's "Data Transformation Services" (DTS):

MySQL is "visible" to SQL Server as an ODBC data source.

'Hope that helps .. PSM

The new, MSSQL 2008, version of DTS is now called "SSIS":

Googling for SSIS/MySQL tutorials, I found an even BETTER solution, "MySql Connector", here:

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