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  • Blog Post: Microsoft SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) v5.3 is now available.

    SSMA simplifies database migration process from Oracle/Sybase/MySQL and Microsoft Access to SQL Server and SQL Azure. SSMA automates all aspects of migration including migration assessment analysis, schema and SQL statement conversion, data migration as well as migration testing to reduce cost and reduce...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) 5.2 is Now Available

    Automating Database Migration to SQL Server 2012 SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) v5.2 is now available. SSMA simplifies database migration process from Oracle/Sybase/MySQL and Microsoft Access to SQL Server and SQL Azure. SSMA automates all aspects of migration including migration assessment...
  • Blog Post: Converting MySQL LIMIT to SQL Server "Denali"

    [Updated 2/6/2012 Selina Jia - Microsoft SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) for MySQL v5.2. The information provided below is still valid for SSMA for MySQL v5.2, but SQL Server "Denali" is changed to 2012 . Users should download the lastest SSMA for MySQL] One of the new feature in SSMA for MySQL...
  • Blog Post: Converting MySQL STR_TO_DATE function

    MySQL provides STR_TO_DATE() standard function which convert string into date type. SSMA does not support conversion of STR_TO_DATE() function and when it encounters call to the function, SSMA generates a conversion error message "M2SS0201: MySQL standard function STR_TO_DATE is not supported in current...
  • Blog Post: How to: Migrate to a schema in an existing database using SSMA

    SSMA, by default, migrate to dbo schema in a SQL Server database with the same name as source database schema you are migrating from. If the database does not exists, then SSMA will prompt if you like to create a new database. You can modify the target migration to an existing database with the following...
  • Blog Post: Converting from MySQL to SQL Server: Working with Data Types

    By Bill Ramos, Advaiya Inc. [Updated 2/6/2012 Jiafei Yuan- Microsoft SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) for MySQL v5.2. The information provided below is still valid for SSMA for MySQL v5.2. Users should download the lastest SSMA for MySQL] In this blog post, I’ll walk through the various...
  • Blog Post: Migrating from MySQL to SQL Azure Using SSMA

    [Updated 2/7/2012 Selina Jia - Microsoft SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) for MySQL v5.2. The information provided below is still valid for SSMA for MySQL v5.2. Users should download the lastest SSMA for MySQL] In this blog post, I will describe how to setup your trial SQL Azure account for your...
  • Blog Post: MySQL to SQL Server Migration: Method for Correcting Schema Issues

    [Updated 2/6/2012 Selina Jia - Microsoft SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) for MySQL v5.2. The information provided below is still valid for SSMA for MySQL v5.2. Users should download the lastest SSMA for MySQL] In the blog post MySQL to SQL Server Migration: How to Use SSMA , I showed the basic...
  • Blog Post: Saving Comments During Migration

    During migration to SQL Server, you may find that the source database schema contains some comments to describe the schema. This can be as a comment within programming code (such as Oracle PL/SQL) in procedure, function, package, view or as a comment that is part of the table/ column schema. SQL Server...
  • Blog Post: MySQL to SQL Server Migration: How to Use SSMA

    By Bill Ramos, Advaiya [Updated 2/6/2012 Han Wong - Microsoft SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) for MySQL v5.2. The information provided below is still valid for SSMA for MySQL v5.2. Users should download the lastest SSMA for MySQL] In this blog, I’m going to walk you through the process...
  • Blog Post: Video: Resolving Migration Issue in MySQL

    This video covers common migration issues that a developer may encounter when they migrate from MySQL to SQL Server 2008. Check out other video in this series: Installing SSMA Assessing and Converting MySQL Schema Migrating Data
  • Blog Post: Video: Converting MySQL Schema

    This video covers the steps involved when migrating database objects (Tables and Indices) from MySQL to SQL . Check out other video in this series: Installing SSMA Migrating Data Resolving Migration Issue
  • Blog Post: How To Convert Individual Statement Using SSMA

    You can use SSMA to convert a statement (such as PL/SQL) into T-SQL statement using SSMA. This functionality can be used, for example, to convert embedded SQL statement inside an application that connects to the database. Use the following steps to convert individual statement: Open SSMA tool...
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