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Re: converting from Sybase to Postgres

From: Cesar Alvarez <c(dot)alvarezx66(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Peter Koczan <pjkoczan(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-admin <pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: converting from Sybase to Postgres
Date: 2007-03-20 03:39:17
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have you try a Sybase manneger ?
they use to have a lite version maybe can help..

Peter Koczan wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I'm looking to convert a lot of data from Sybase to Postgres. As this 
> will be a painful process, I was wondering if there are any utilities 
> and programs to ease the conversion process. Specifically, I'm looking 
> for help in 3 areas.
> 1. Recreation of the schema, especially converting triggers, data 
> types, and functions.
> 2. Converting SQL scripts and cron jobs where there are 
> incompatibilities (e.g. sybase : isnull(...) :: postgres : 
> coalesce(...) ).
> 3. There is an ancient GUI that we use to interface to sybase (it's 
> based on APT, I believe). The nice thing is it can run external 
> commands, and interfaces somewhat nicely with Kerberos. Is there any 
> piece of middleware (preferably GUI-based, though web-based may do) 
> for postgres that can do this?
> Of course I can spend hours tracking down cron jobs, apps, and 
> scripts, painstakingly recreating triggers and functions, and write my 
> own GTK-based GUI, but if there's anything that can help me, please 
> let me know.
> Peter

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