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  • Export Table to SQL - Advanced Settings Dialog

    Is this option still available or has it been removed.
    I am trying to export to SQL but want to override the setting of Date fields as DateTime fields.
    Thanks
    Terry

  • #2
    Hi Terry,

    I've been frustrated by Alpha's exporting to SQL for a long time. I would export the data to a text/csv file, then use batch import to get the data into SQL.
    MySQL gives you better option than msSQL, but both have the option.

    If your goal is to have Alpha create the table, I would let Alpha do it's thing, then change the column to datetime using your favorite db management tool.

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    • #3
      I do not have a dB management tool. Do you have a recommendation - free if possible
      I am ms sql and it’s management system keeps telling me I cannot change the table, but I am just learning.
      Thanks

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      • #4
        Microsoft SQL Server management studio is free. It will let you change the data type, but will want to drop and recreate the table.

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        • #5
          this might help. https://www.sqlservertutorial.net/sq...-alter-column/

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          • #6
            I was having that issue with wanting to drop the table, the tutorial looks good just hope data will move from datetime to date field
            will try later

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            • #7
              Another free tool which I use is TOAD.

              It's good for design, changes and maintenance.
              The MS ssql management studio is also very good.
              Ted Giles
              Example Consulting - UK
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              sigpichttp://ec12.example-software.com//
              See our site for Alpha Support, Conversion and Upgrade.

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              • #8
                Ted, is Toad free for MS SQL ?

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                • #9
                  Terry, This is one of the disadvantages of ms-sql instead of MySQL. The good news is this is early in your project, and exporting the data from your dbf to a text/csv file, then use batch import to get it into the sql table.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by madtowng View Post
                    Ted, is Toad free for MS SQL ?
                    Yes Jon, it is. There are paid versions, but I've never needed them.
                    Ted Giles
                    Example Consulting - UK
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                    sigpichttp://ec12.example-software.com//
                    See our site for Alpha Support, Conversion and Upgrade.

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                    • #11
                      If you really want some mind blowing free stuff for design, try Visual Paradigm Community Edition.
                      It's UML based.
                      Ted Giles
                      Example Consulting - UK
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                      sigpichttp://ec12.example-software.com//
                      See our site for Alpha Support, Conversion and Upgrade.

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                      • #12
                        The tutorial worked perfectly changed field type and preserved all the data
                        Thanks

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                        • #13
                          Glad to hear it Terry. Sorry about suggesting it might take a little more work, but I've never pissed anyone off by being pessimistic about something.

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                          • #14
                            You may also write your export code using AlphaDAO. Simply create a connection string to your SQL database and then write your code to insert records. Attached is a sample workspace. It shows how to select, update, delete, and insert records to a database supported by AlphaDAO.
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                            Visit https://a5wd.com and download our Alpha Anywhere Library.

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