FoxPro database to SQL Server migration is riddled with uncertainties associated with how well the application will survive the conversion. FoxPro is a file-server system that supports both Database Management System (DBMS) and Relational Database Management System (RDBMS), but it lacks in transactional processing. On the other hand, SQL server is a client-server database.
It is ever more compelling now to migrate to SQL server back-end. This is due to the fact that only short and carefully designed requests and results are transmitting across the network increasing application performance. Companies are realizing that the client-server databases are more secure and efficient than the file server-based system.
Here are the key methods for migrating data from Visual FoxPro database into SQL Server:
In conclusion, DTS and the Up-sizing Wizard do not transfer complex data into the SQL server. The success of a VFP database migration is reflected in the performance of the application.
There are several challenges while importing VFP data onto SQL server as discussed below:
Migrating your application to a .NET framework and SQL Server provides many benefits such as security and performance. In conclusion, the future scalability of the data and application is an important consideration before initiating the conversion project.
At Macrosoft, we approach each VFP conversion differently, and often give our clients several options on VFP data migration to SQL server. Contact us today to start your VFP data migration with Mac
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