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A simple Python tool to transfer data from SQLite 3 to MySQL

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SQLite3 to MySQL

A simple Python tool to transfer data from SQLite 3 to MySQL.

I originally wrote this simple program as a standalone script and published it as a gist as an answer to this Stack Overflow question. Since then quite some people have taken interest in it since it's so simple and effective. Therefore I finally moved my lazy bones and made a GitHub repository :octopus:.

How to run

pip install sqlite3-to-mysql
sqlite3mysql --help


Usage: sqlite3mysql [OPTIONS]

  Transfer SQLite to MySQL using the provided CLI options.

  -f, --sqlite-file PATH          SQLite3 database file  [required]
  -t, --sqlite-tables TUPLE       Transfer only these specific tables (space
                                  separated table names). Implies --without-
                                  foreign-keys which inhibits the transfer of
                                  foreign keys.
  -X, --without-foreign-keys      Do not transfer foreign keys.
  -W, --ignore-duplicate-keys     Ignore duplicate keys. The default behavior
                                  is to create new ones with a numerical
                                  suffix, e.g. 'exising_key' ->
  -d, --mysql-database TEXT       MySQL database name  [required]
  -u, --mysql-user TEXT           MySQL user  [required]
  -p, --prompt-mysql-password     Prompt for MySQL password
  --mysql-password TEXT           MySQL password
  -h, --mysql-host TEXT           MySQL host. Defaults to localhost.
  -P, --mysql-port INTEGER        MySQL port. Defaults to 3306.
  -S, --skip-ssl                  Disable MySQL connection encryption.
  -i, --mysql-insert-method [UPDATE|IGNORE|DEFAULT]
                                  MySQL insert method. DEFAULT will throw
                                  errors when encountering duplicate records;
                                  UPDATE will update existing rows; IGNORE
                                  will ignore insert errors. Defaults to
  -E, --mysql-truncate-tables     Truncates existing tables before inserting
  --mysql-integer-type TEXT       MySQL default integer field type. Defaults
                                  to INT(11).
  --mysql-string-type TEXT        MySQL default string field type. Defaults to
                                  MySQL default text field type. Defaults to
  --mysql-charset TEXT            MySQL database and table character set
                                  [default: utf8mb4]
  --mysql-collation TEXT          MySQL database and table collation
  -T, --use-fulltext              Use FULLTEXT indexes on TEXT columns. Will
                                  throw an error if your MySQL version does
                                  not support InnoDB FULLTEXT indexes!
  --with-rowid                    Transfer rowid columns.
  -c, --chunk INTEGER             Chunk reading/writing SQL records
  -l, --log-file PATH             Log file
  -q, --quiet                     Quiet. Display only errors.
  --debug                         Debug mode. Will throw exceptions.
  --version                       Show the version and exit.
  --help                          Show this message and exit.

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