Convert SQL Server Express LocalDB to Firebird

Full Convert is designed for ease of use and reliability to make sure you get your job done as quickly and as simply as possible.

Making migration easy for you

Full Convert is a fully self-tuning software. Your migration will work as expected without you needing to adjust anything.

Data types are different in Firebird compared to SQL Server Express LocalDB. We automatically adjust them as we copy the tables so you don't have to worry about it. You can adjust the mapping rules if you wish to change the following defaults:

  • binary blob sub_type 0
  • bit smallint
  • datetime timestamp
  • datetime2 timestamp
  • datetimeoffset timestamp
  • double double precision
  • float double precision (if precision > 24)
  • geography blob sub_type 1
  • geometry blob sub_type 1
  • hierarchyid varchar(255)
  • image blob sub_type 0
  • money decimal(18,4)
  • nchar char
  • ntext blob sub_type 1
  • nvarchar varchar
  • nvarchar(max) blob sub_type 1
  • smalldatetime timestamp
  • smallmoney decimal(18,4)
  • text blob sub_type 1
  • timestamp blob sub_type 0
  • tinyint smallint
  • uniqueidentifier char(38)
  • varbinary varchar
  • varbinary(max) blob sub_type 0
  • varchar(max) blob sub_type 1
  • xml blob sub_type 1

Full Convert migration in 4 easy steps

SQL Server Express LocalDB connection

SQL Server Express LocalDB

We will select SQL Server Express LocalDB from the drop down and fill out the connection parameters.



We will choose Firebird from the list of available database formats.

In the server field we need to type the name or IP address of the Firebird server. If you have Firebird installed on the local machine, where Full Convert is running, you can leave the server field blank. Username and password we don't need to touch in most cases as Full Convert pre-fills the "magic" values which opens all Firebird databases.

If Firebird is on this machine, we can now simply click ellipsis (...) button to select FDB database file. If the file is on remote machine, you need to type the path to the file as remote server sees it. So, if the file is in C:\t\ folder on your server, you need to write the full path, for example: C:\t\filename.FDB.

Firebird connection

Start the conversion

All source tables are selected for conversion by default. In case you only need some tables, simply deselect the ones you don't need - or deselect all, then select just the tables you do need. Click the Copy your database button to get started.



Conversion is highly-optimized to run as fast as possible, yet provides top-notch reliability. Huge tables are converted in small chunks at a time, preserving memory and ensuring that your computer stays fast and responsive.

Data copying from source to target
Target database browser

Data is now in the target database

Use our built-in database browser to examine the copied data. Of course, you can also examine the conversion in detail and see in-depth information for each table.

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