Source database is known as SQL Server CE, SQL Server Compact Edition, SQL Compact, SQL CE, SQLCE. (related files: sdf).
Target database is known as Azure, Microsoft Azure, SQL Azure, SQL Server Azure.
When we start Full Convert, you will notice a welcome panel with links for common tasks. Let's start a new project.
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 Compact Edition from the list of available source database engines. Connecting to SQL CE database is straightforward - we need to type-in or navigate to the database file (SQLCE databases are stored in SDF files) and specify our password, if the database is protected.
We will choose SQL Azure from the list of available source database engines, as SQL Azure is just a special version of SQL Server.
To connect to SQL Azure, you will need to use your server URL in the Server field, and the rest is standard (username, password, database name). Just make sure to connect using SQL Server authentication instead of Windows authentication.
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.
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.