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sa_migrate system procedure

Migrates a set of remote tables to a SQL Anywhere database.

Syntax
sa_migrate( 
 base_table_owner,
 server_name
 [, table_name ]
 [, owner_name ]
 [, database_name ]
 [, migrate_data ]
 [, drop_proxy_tables ]
 [, migrate_fkeys ]
)
Arguments
  • base_table_owner   Use this VARCHAR(128) parameter to specify the user on the target SQL Anywhere database who owns the migrated tables. Use the GRANT CONNECT statement to create this user. A value is required for this parameter. See GRANT statement.

  • server_name   Use this VARCHAR(128) parameter to specify the name of the remote server that is being used to connect to the remote database. Use the CREATE SERVER statement to create this server. A value is required for this parameter. See CREATE SERVER statement.

  • table_name   If you are migrating a single table, use this VARCHAR(128) parameter to specify the table name. Otherwise, you should specify NULL (the default) for this parameter. Do not specify NULL for both the table_name and owner_name parameters.

  • owner_name   If you are migrating only tables that belong to one owner, use this VARCHAR(128) parameter to specify the owner's name. Otherwise, you should enter NULL (the default) for this parameter. Do not specify NULL for both the table_name and owner_name parameters.

  • database_name   Use this VARCHAR(128) parameter to specify the name of the remote database. You must specify the database name if you want to migrate tables from only one database on the remote server. Otherwise, enter NULL (the default) for this parameter.

  • migrate_data   Use this optional BIT parameter to specify whether the data in the remote tables is migrated. This parameter can be 0 (do not migrate data) or 1 (migrate data). By default, data is migrated. (1)

  • drop_proxy_tables   Use this optional BIT parameter to specify whether the proxy tables created for the migration process are dropped once the migration is complete. This parameter can be 0 (proxy tables are not dropped) or 1 (proxy tables are dropped). By default, the proxy tables are dropped (1).

  • migrate_fkeys   Use this optional BIT parameter to specify whether the foreign key mappings are migrated. This parameter can be 0 (do not migrate foreign key mappings) or 1 (migrate foreign key mappings). By default, the foreign key mappings are migrated (1).

Remarks

You can use this procedure to migrate tables to SQL Anywhere from a remote Oracle, DB2, SQL Server, Adaptive Server Enterprise, or SQL Anywhere database. This procedure allows you to migrate in one step a set of remote tables, including their foreign key mappings, from the specified server. The sa_migrate system procedure calls the following system procedures:

You might want to use these system procedures instead of sa_migrate if you need more flexibility. For example, if you are migrating tables with foreign key relationships that are owned by different users, you cannot retain the foreign key relationships if you use sa_migrate.

Before you can migrate any tables, you must first create a remote server to connect to the remote database using the CREATE SERVER statement. You may also need to create an external login to the remote database using the CREATE EXTERNLOGIN statement. See CREATE SERVER statement and CREATE EXTERNLOGIN statement.

You can migrate all the tables from the remote database to a SQL Anywhere database by specifying only the base_table_owner and server_name parameters. However, if you specify only these two parameters, all the tables that are migrated will belong to one owner in the target SQL Anywhere database. If tables have different owners on the remote database and you want them to have different owners on the SQL Anywhere database, then you must migrate the tables for each owner separately, specifying the base_table_owner and owner_name parameters each time you call the sa_migrate procedure.

Caution

Do not specify NULL for both the table_name and owner_name parameters. Supplying NULL for both the table_name and owner_name parameters migrates all the tables in the database, including system tables. As well, tables that have the same name, but different owners in the remote database all belong to one owner in the target database. It is recommended that you migrate tables associated with one owner at a time.

Permissions

None

Side effects

None

See also
Examples

The following statement migrates all the tables belonging to user p_chin from the remote database, including foreign key mappings; migrates the data in the remote tables; and drops the proxy tables when migration is complete. In this example, all the tables that are migrated belong to local_user in the target SQL Anywhere database.

CALL sa_migrate( 'local_user', 'server_a', NULL, 'p_chin', NULL, 1, 1, 1 );

The following statement migrates only the tables that belong to user remote_a from the remote database. In the target SQL Anywhere database, these tables belong to the user local_a. Proxy tables created during the migration are not dropped at completion.

CALL sa_migrate( 'local_a', 'server_a', NULL, 'remote_a', NULL, 1, 0, 1 );