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MS SQL Server

Convert MySQL to MS SQL Server Part 2

Following on from my last post on converting MySQL tables to MS SQL, here is the code to convert Insert SQL statements from MySQL to MS SQL. Try it out here: The code for this is really simple. Again, if you have any improvements just post the code here and I’ll update the original and give you credit.


        Dim ConvertedSQL As String = ""  

        ConvertedSQL = Me.txtMySQL.Text  

        ConvertedSQL = ConvertedSQL.Replace("rn", "")
        ConvertedSQL = ConvertedSQL.Replace("'", "''")
        ConvertedSQL = ConvertedSQL.Replace("\" & Chr(34), Chr(34))
        ConvertedSQL = ConvertedSQL.Replace("INTO " & Me.txtOldTableName.Text, "INTO " & Me.txtNewTableName.Text)
        Me.txtMSSQL.Text = ConvertedSQL  

Convert MySQL to MS Sql Server

I’ve been setting up some small database-driven sites lately and I needed to convert some MySQL tables to MS Sql Server. It’s not too hard convert them by hand, but it is oh so tedious…

So I wrote a small app to convert the MySQL tables to MS SQL, which you can try out here:

Now this was a quick & dirty app, so it really doesn’t do much else other than convert the datatypes and get the syntax right. It doesn’t convert keys/constraints/indexes or any of that stuff. It doesn’t even convert all the datatypes, but it has the main ones (ie - the ones I needed) covered. Note: If you add more datatypes or add support for indexes etc just email/post your changes and I will update this code as well as giving link credit.

Here is the code to do the conversion:


    Private Function ConvertTable(ByVal sMySQL As String, _
    ByRef sMSSQL As String) As String
        Dim sLine As String = ""
        Dim iC As Integer
        Dim sVarName As String
        Dim sDatatype As String
        Dim sLen As String
        Dim iLen As Integer
        Dim sNewDataType As String = ""
        Dim sOutput As String = ""
        Dim iLen2 As Integer

        For iC = 0 To sMySQL.Split(vbLf).GetUpperBound(0)
            sLine = sMySQL.Split(vbLf)(iC)
            sLine = Trim$(sLine)
            If sLine.StartsWith("CREATE TABLE") = True Then
                sMSSQL = sMSSQL & sLine & vbCrLf

            ElseIf sLine.StartsWith("KEY") = True Or sLine.StartsWith("PRIMARY KEY") = True Then
                'Ignore this
            ElseIf sLine.StartsWith(")") = True Then
                sMSSQL = Strings.Left$(sMSSQL, Len(sMSSQL) - 3)
                sMSSQL = sMSSQL & vbCrLf & ")"
                Exit For
            Else
                'sLine = sLine.Replace(",", " ")
                sVarName = sLine.Split(" ")(0)
                sDatatype = sLine.Split(" ")(1)
                If InStr(sDatatype, "(") > 0 Then
                    sLen = Mid$(sDatatype, InStr(sDatatype, "("))
                    sLen = sLen.Replace("(", "").Replace(")", "")
                    If InStr(sLen, ",") > 0 Then
                        iLen = Val(sLen.Split(",")(0))
                        iLen2 = Val(sLen.Split(",")(1))
                    Else
                        iLen = Val(sLen)
                    End If
                    sDatatype = Strings.Left$(sDatatype, InStr(sDatatype, "(") - 1)
                End If
                If InStr(sDatatype, ",") > 0 Then
                    sDatatype = sDatatype.Split(",")(0)
                End If
                Select Case LCase(sDatatype)
                    Case "int", "smallint", "year", "tinyint"
                        sNewDataType = "int"
                    Case "blob", "text"
                        sNewDataType = "text"
                    Case "decimal"
                        sNewDataType = "decimal(" & iLen & "," & iLen2 & ")"
                    Case "double"
                        sNewDataType = "float(10)"
                    Case "date", "datetime"
                        sNewDataType = "datetime"
                    Case "timestamp"
                        sNewDataType = "bigint"
                    Case "varchar"
                        sNewDataType = "varchar(" & iLen & ")"
                    Case "char"
                        sNewDataType = "char(" & iLen & ")"
                    Case Else
                        sOutput = sOutput & "Unknown datatype = '" & sDatatype & "'"
                        sMSSQL = ""
                        Exit For
                End Select
                sMSSQL = sMSSQL & sVarName & " " & sNewDataType & "," & vbCrLf

            End If
        Next

        If sOutput = "" Then
            sOutput = "Conversion Complete"
        End If
        ConvertTable = sOutput

    End Function

Note: I have now made another post which shows how to Convert MySQL Inserts to MS SQL Server