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Migrating a FoxPro database to Oracle

How should a FoxPro to Oracle migration take place?

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Ideally, one would use Oracle's Migration Workbench to facilitate the conversion from one RDBMS to Oracle. This utility can be found at the following URL:

http://www.oracle.com/technology/software/tech/migration/workbench/index.html

Unfortunately, this will not work for FoxPro. So you will have to dump the data to a database-independent format and then use Oracle's utilities to load that data. From FoxPro, you'll have to dump your tables as comma-delimited flat files. Then you can use Oracle's SQL*Loader to load these files into Oracle tables.


This was first published in September 2004

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