I am a fan of most all Database platforms. I have used MSSQL 7/2000/2005, IBM UDB, Oracle 8/9i/10g, MySql 4/5 and PostgreSQL 7.3/8.1 in production. When working in multiple database platforms, there inevitably comes the need to port a database from one platform to another.
Rather than spend my days mapping and transforming a database schema, I use SQL Script Builder. SQL Script Builder is a tool that generates SQL scripts of a database and the data for 5 officially supported platforms:
- MS SQL
The last time I blogged about this tool it lacked proper key management. Newer versions have support for:
- Better importation of primary keys has been added.
- Faster performance
- CSV and XML export formats added
- Better management of Foreign Keys
What I continually love about this program is the excellent support. I had a small issue with the way primary keys from MSAccess were treated in generated scripts under certain conditions. I reported the issue to Dave and his crew. The issue was found, fixed and a new version uploaded to the website in a matter of a few hours. If only all Software Support was that good.
An evaluation version is free, paid version is 20$. No matter how you slice it, this program saves time and provides good value for the money. Check it out at SQL Script Builder