QuickBooks to SQL Server Express database conversion

Here is how Full Convert converts QuickBooks database to SQL Server Express.

SQL Server Express is also known as: Microsoft SQL Server Express, Microsoft SQLExpress, SQL Express, SQLExpress. Related files: mdf, ldf, bak.

First look at Full Convert

Welcome screen

QuickBooks to SQL Server Express database conversion using Full Convert is simple and easy. All it takes are a few quick steps:

  • Connect to your source and target databases
  • If you don't want to copy everything, deselect some tables
  • Start the conversion and enjoy looking at the progress. Very fast!
  • Explore your new data in the target database. We even have a built-in database explorer

When we start Full Convert, you will notice a welcome panel with links for common tasks. Let"s start a new conversion.

Click the New database copy project button to get started.

Connection to source QuickBooks database

Initial screen shows you that Full Convert will automatically detect your database if you don"t know which one do you have. Of course, if you do know your database, do select it from the list on the left.

Connection to target SQL Server Express database

List on the left shows all the databases which can be filled with your source database data. Select the one you need and fill-in required parameters.

We will choose SQL Server from the list of available source database engines. Depending on your SQL Server setup, you will need to connect using Windows or SQL Server authentication.

For SQL Express, we need to specify the server\instance name, like this: servername\SQLEXPRESS

We have Windows authentication here, so all we need to do is select our desired database from the drop-down list.


Project wizard review

This is a helpful review screen. If you have the Ultimate version, you can even select how many tables you wish to convert in parallel, to maximize the speed of conversion.

Click the Finish button to show the project overview screen, where you can save the project or even just start the conversion right away.

Project overview

Project overview

All tables are selected for conversion by default. In case you only need some tables, simply deselect the ones you don"t need.

If you're feeling adventureous, you can change project options here or even adjust the conversion parameters for each table separately.

Conversion progress

Data copying from source to target

Conversion is highly-optimized to run as fast as possible, yet provides top-notch reliability.

Ultimate version reaches incredible speed by doing up to 16 jobs in parallel!

  • Running your custom pre-conversion SQL scripts, if any
  • Creating all selected tables in your target database
  • Copying data
  • Applying indexes
  • Applying foreign key constraints
  • Running your custom post-conversion SQL scripts, if any

QuickBooks to SQL Server Express conversion summary

Conversion summary

Here you will see basic conversion statistics, such as number of tables and records copied to target database.

If there were any warnings or errors during conversion, you will be able to examine them in detail.

Finally, complete SQL log is available for you if you need it. This feature can be enabled in project options screen.

Examining copied tables in the SQL Server Express database

Target database browser

If you would like to take a look at the tables you just copied, we have a built-in database browser.

All the tables in the target database are listed on the left. You can expand any of them to see the structure (columns, indexes and foreign keys).

Of course, you can also look at the data in each table to make sure everything is copied correctly.


This small tutorial shows how easy it is to convert QuickBooks to SQL Server Express using Full Convert.

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  • Single user license
  • Almost 30 databases supported
  • Console application included
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  • Unlimited database size
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