Key Features: Exporting and Importing Data

The Database Tour can be used as a powerful data export or data pump tool.

In this database tool, you can export data to:

  • New or existing table(s) in the same database.
  • New or existing table(s) in another database of any supported type, e.g. Access, Oracle, SQL Server, PostgreSQL, SQLite, Firebird etc.
  • File(s) of the following types: text, CSV, HTML, Excel (xls, xlsx), dBase (dbf), PDF, SYLK, RTF, XML, Word, SQL script.
  • Image and other separate files from database Blobs.

There is a large set of export options, which gives you the ability to highly customize the export output and the process itself. Exporting to HTML, XLSX, PDF, and RTF can be performed with pictures and text formatting (including conditional formatting).

Field or table mappings for export and import operations can be saved to file and loaded from file. In the field mappings, it is possible to specify physical fields or calculated expressions. With calculated fields, you can even define your own output formats or formats not supported directly by this tool, for example, JSON.

There is a possibility to export data from the command line (Database Tour Pro only) and to use the feature in .bat files, schedulers, and in calls to Database Tour Pro from other programs, including your own ones.

You can import data from a table in the same or another database. Also, it is possible to import data files like .db, .dbf, .csv etc by dragging them into the table list of the open database. Importing works similarly to exporting, where input and output are swapped; therefore, in all cases where importing destination-db from source-db is needed, it can be replaced with exporting source-db to destination-db.

Exporting Images and BLOB data

Exporting images to HTML

The program can automatically detect the most known image types (JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP, ICO) in BLOB fields of a source database and export them, for example, to HTML or XLSX formats. It can also convert image format on the fly.

The data from BLOB, CLOB or other fields can be exported into individual files, binary or text.

Exporting to HTML Using Template

Export to HTML using template

Using HTML template allows producing highly customizable output, therefore target HTML file can be used directly in frontend without any further tuning.

Exporting to a Database

Exporting to database (to SQL Server)

Migrating data from one relational database to another is also possible. Thus, you can convert Access to SQL Server, Interbase to Oracle, CSV to PostgreSQL, or use almost any other database-to-database export combination.

Exporting Multiple Tables to One File

Exporting several tables to one file

In just a few clicks, you can easily export several selected tables to one target file. Exporting selected tables as one table per file is also possible.

Exporting with Formatting

Exporting to HTML using current formatting

When exporting a current dataset to HTML, XLSX, PDF, or RTF, it is possible to preserve current formatting (font and background) of the table columns.

Export Dialog

Export dialog (export to HTML)

It is possible to choose the output format and specify many common export options as long as options specific to the selected target format.

Field Mappings

Field mappings (Access to PostgreSQL)

Before exporting data, it is possible to specify source-to-target field mappings. In the source part of the mappings, you can use either physical fields from the source database or calculated fields (dynamic expressions).

Importing Data

Import Dialog

The program allows to import data into the current database from another table (including other database) or open query. There are lot of useful import options.

For more details about exporting data, please see Database Tour documentation:

Export Data

Typical Tasks Solutions

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