Adaptive Server Enterprise

SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (Sybase ASE, Sybase)

SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise or SAP ASE is a relational database management system from SAP. It was known as Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise or Sybase ASE until SAP Acquired Sybase. Generally, when people talk about Sybase database, they mean Sybase Adaptive Server, not Sybase SQL Anywhere.

Initially, the product was called Sybase SQL Server. Microsoft ported Sybase SQL Server to IBM OS/2 in 1988 and both Sybase and Microsoft sold and supported the product until the co-development licensing agreement ended in 1993. Codebases diverged, so Microsoft released Microsoft SQL Server, and Sybase continued working on Sybase SQL Server. In 1996 Sybase was forced to rename its product to Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise in order to avoid confusion with Microsoft SQL Server.

Sybase ASE is a very capable database especially popular in financial institutions. SAP hopes to take customers wanting to run its SAP ERP from Oracle to SAP ASE, but it’s not easy (and often too risky and expensive) to migrate enterprise databases with a lot of business processes.

Full Convert supports Adaptive Server Enterprise database directly. Adaptive Server Enterprise is also known as Sybase, Sybase ASE, SAP ASE

Adaptive Server Enterprise data types we support


bigint, int (integer), smallint, tinyint, ubigint, uint, usmallint


decimal (numeric), double (double precision), float (real), money, smallmoney


char, text, unichar (nchar), unitext, univarchar (nvarchar), varchar


binary, bit, timestamp, varbinary


date, datetime (bigdatetime), smalldatetime, time (bigtime)

Large objects

image, text, unitext

Export Adaptive Server Enterprise database

It may make sense to migrate your data away from Adaptive Server Enterprise. You may want to do it permanently or just need to share your tables with a collague in a different format.

We will copy all your tables with their data and apply indexing and relationships exactly as they are in your current Adaptive Server Enterprise database. In a nutshell, you get exactly the same database in another database engine. Each time you run the migration, we will copy all the tables again. Of course, we have a built-in scheduler, so you can run this overnight and have a fresh database copy in the morning.

Take a look at the quick tutorials below to see how it's done.

Import data into Adaptive Server Enterprise database

Additionally, if you want to import data on a regular basis and do not want to recreate the whole target database from scratch every time, but rather do tiny targeted sync of only changes since the last run, please use Full Convert Pro or Ultimate.

Take a look at the quick tutorials below to see how it's done.