Convert MySQL to CSV

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.

MySQL is also known as MyISAM, InnoDB (related files: frm, myd, myi).

CSV is also known as TSV, Flat file, Comma-separated text, TAB-separated text (: csv, tsv, txt).

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 CSV compared to MySQL. 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:

  • bigint unsigned bigint
  • binary blob
  • bit logical
  • char ntext
  • decimal double
  • enum ntext(255)
  • float double
  • geography ntext
  • geometry ntext
  • int integer
  • int unsigned integer
  • json ntext
  • longblob blob
  • longtext ntext
  • mediumblob blob
  • mediumint integer
  • mediumint unsigned integer
  • mediumtext ntext
  • nchar ntext
  • nvarchar ntext
  • set ntext(255)
  • smallint integer
  • smallint unsigned integer
  • text ntext
  • timestamp datetime
  • tinyblob blob
  • tinyint integer
  • tinyint unsigned integer
  • tinytext ntext
  • varbinary blob
  • varchar ntext
  • year integer

Full Convert migration in 4 easy steps

MySQL connection


We will choose MySQL from the source database engines list. As our MySQL server is on the local machine and we have full privileges, we will simply choose a database from the dropdown menu.



We will choose Text from the list of available source database formats and fill in connection properties. You can simply click ellipsis (...) button to select the folder containing your delimited text files. You can also specify the file filter if you wish. By default, we include CSV, TXT, and TSV files.

Default delimiter is Comma (use it if you have comma-delimited files), but you can change it to Tab (for tab-delimited files), or any other character.

CSV 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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