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Transporting DBF structure to MySQL

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  • Transporting DBF structure to MySQL

    For DBF schema like the alpha 5 templates, how do I easily replicate the structure in MySQL?

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    Re: Transporting DBF structure to MySQL

    First create an empty database in your sql.
    Open up the Alpha Five template.
    Create an AlphaDAO alias to the sql database.
    In Alpha, go to File > Export
    Pick AlphaDAO, define connection string, pick the alias defined above.
    Export all tables to your sql.
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      Re: Transporting DBF structure to MySQL

      Thanks, Steve, That's as easy as i hoped! Thanks for the tip. Your App Framework looks very useful. Hello from Sacramento!

      Now, I haven't tried it yet, but is it also easy to migrate the screen and report links to the SQL file?

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        Re: Transporting DBF structure to MySQL

        Originally posted by jchasko View Post
        Thanks, Steve, That's as easy as i hoped! Thanks for the tip. Your App Framework looks very useful. Hello from Sacramento!
        Now, I haven't tried it yet, but is it also easy to migrate the screen and report links to the SQL file?
        Hey Sacramento, I am in Castro Valley. Reports and forms take a little work. It might really be "a little". For forms, you have to open each, change the data source to your sql, and then if you are luck, that is ALL you have to do. You need to note if you have any calculated fields, filters or order settings, those will be eliminated when you convert to sql, and need to be recreated. Probably those simple templates have none of those. I have never converted dbf reports to sql but I bet it is the same process.

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