A tool that helps with MSSQL to MySQL converting/replicating (both csv&dump) under *nix.Possible to use it with crontab for regular data fetching. Keeping mySQL-based data warehouse refreshed could also be one of the possibilities of using this script.
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ms2my Migrated the project from Sourceforge to Github Sep 8, 2017


I imported an old repo from Sourceforge to github.

I originally wrote ms2my in 2003 and I was truly surprised to get 21000+ downloads. The most unexpected and surprising fact was that it became popular 10 years after last modification!

You are all welcome to update and modernize it!

Best regards, Innar Liiv

"ms2my" - MSSQL to MySQL converter

  "ms2my" is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
  it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
  the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
  (at your option) any later version.

  "ms2my" is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
  but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
  GNU General Public License for more details.

  You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
  along with "ms2my"; if not, write to the Free Software
  Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA  02111-1307  USA


  1. cgi-version of PHP compiled with FreeTDS (www.freetds.org)
  2. FreeTDS configured for the specific MSSQL connection

0.15-beta Welcome to new developers James Puddicombe and Lluis Pamies!

  • slight changes in command line arguments - now possible to choose a database (instead of default)
  • better error reporting and logging of the process
  • handling zero-length column results correctly
  • handling PM times between 12:00PM and 12:59PM
  • "get only updates" feature, which is VERY experimental at the moment and should only be used with very special attention :-)

0.1-alpha (by Innar Liiv)

  • Initial release *) as much and as few as it is needed for me to refresh mssql automatically to mysql every day - unfortunately no support for views,procedures,triggers,foreign keys etc - because at the moment mySQL does not support them.



What is ms2my all about and why was it written?

As everyone who has tried to establish connection to MSSQL with PHP from *nix enviroment - it's quite hard, because the standard mssql functions provided with PHP support only connection if PHP runs on Windows.

Fortunately there is a great software called FreeTDS (as said in www.freetds.org: FreeTDS is a set of libraries for Unix and Linux that allows your programs to natively talk to Microsoft SQL Server and Sybase databases).

And the programm was simply written due to a need not only once convert the information from MSSQL (in that case it would have been a bit of hacking with export and import or some other way of "manual hacking") - but constantly replicate the information from MSSQL to MYSQL. And because it was not a big hassle to write a bit more universally (could have hard coded the tables and columns, u know..) - this little helping script was born.

Simple as that - hope that does your work a bit easier next time. And if you want to contribute code also, please use github.

Best regards, Innar Liiv

P.S. If ODBC (w/ or w/o FreeTDS) connection development will some day be more efective, code will probably be rewritten - but until that - have fun :-)


While reporting bugs, please keep in mind that the algorithm of dumping is running the queries:

  1. DESC (tablename) (actually sp_columns (tablename) but the conversion will be done on the fly)
  2. SELECT * FROM (tablename)

So - if something is not working, please show some data result examples for the previous queries also - or it would GREAT if you could submit the patch or workaround to some project yourself and contribute it.