Converting SQL code in C# applications with AWS SCT - AWS Schema Conversion Tool

Converting SQL code in C# applications with AWS SCT

For an Oracle to PostgreSQL conversion, you can use AWS Schema Conversion Tool (AWS SCT) to convert SQL code embedded into your C# applications. This specific C# application converter understands the application logic. It collects statements that are located in different application objects, such as functions, parameters, local variables, and so on.

Because of this deep analysis, the C# application SQL code converter provides better conversion results than the generic converter.

Creating C# application conversion projects in AWS SCT

You can create a C# application conversion project only for converting Oracle database schemas to PostgreSQL database schemas. Make sure that you add a mapping rule in your project that includes a source Oracle schema and a target PostgreSQL database. For more information, see Creating mapping rules in AWS SCT.

You can add multiple application conversion projects in a single AWS SCT project. Use the following procedure to create a C# application conversion project.

To create a C# application conversion project

  1. Create a database conversion project, and add a source Oracle database. For more information, see Creating an AWS SCT project and Adding database servers to an AWS SCT project.

  2. Add a mapping rule that includes your source Oracle database and a target PostgreSQL database. You can add a target PostgreSQL database or use a virtual PostgreSQL target database platform in a mapping rule. For more information, see Creating mapping rules in AWS SCT and Using virtual targets.

  3. On the View menu, choose Main view.

  4. On the Applications menu, choose New C# application.

    The Creating a C# application conversion project dialog box appears.

    
                            The new C# application conversion project dialog box
  5. For Name, enter a name for your C# application conversion project. Because each database schema conversion project can have one or more child application conversion projects, choose a name that makes sense if you add multiple projects.

  6. For Location, enter the location of the source code for your application.

  7. In the source tree, choose the schema that your application uses. Make sure that this schema is part of a mapping rule. AWS SCT highlights the schemas that are part of a mapping rule in bold.

  8. Choose OK to create your C# application conversion project.

  9. Find your C# application conversion project in the Applications node in the left panel.

Managing C# application conversion projects in AWS SCT

You can add multiple C# application conversion projects, update the application code in the AWS SCT project, or remove a C# conversion project from your AWS SCT project.

To add an additional C# application conversion project

  1. Expand the Applications node in the left panel.

  2. Choose the C# node, and open the context (right-click) menu.

  3. Choose New application.

  4. Enter the information that is required to create a new C# application conversion project. For more information, see Creating C# application conversion projects.

After you make changes in your source application code, upload it into the AWS SCT project.

To upload the updated application code

  1. Expand the C# node under Applications in the left panel.

  2. Choose the application to update, and open the context (right-click) menu.

  3. Choose Refresh and then choose Yes.

    AWS SCT uploads your application code from the source files and removes conversion results. To keep code changes that you made in AWS SCT and the conversion results, create a new C# conversion project.

To remove a C# application conversion project

  1. Expand the C# node under Applications in the left panel.

  2. Choose the application to remove, and open the context (right-click) menu.

  3. Choose Delete and then choose OK.

Converting your C# application SQL code in AWS SCT

After you add your C# application to the AWS SCT project, convert SQL code from this application to a format compatible with your target database platform. Use the following procedure to analyze and convert the SQL code embedded in your C# application in the AWS Schema Conversion Tool.

To convert your SQL code

  1. Expand the C# node under Applications in the left panel.

  2. Choose the application to convert, and open the context (right-click) menu.

  3. Choose Convert. AWS SCT analyzes your source code files, determines the application logic, and loads code metadata into the project. This code metadata includes C# classes, objects, methods, global variables, interfaces, and so on.

    In the target database panel, AWS SCT creates the similar folders structure to your source application project. Here you can review the converted application code.

    
                            SQL code to analyze
  4. Save your converted application code. For more information, see Saving your converted application code.

Creating a C# application conversion assessment report in AWS SCT

The C# application conversion assessment report provides information about converting the SQL code embedded in your C# application to a format compatible with your target database. The assessment report provides conversion details for all SQL execution points and all source code files. The assessment report also includes action items for SQL code that AWS SCT can't convert.

Use the following procedure to create a C# application conversion assessment report.

To create a C# application conversion assessment report

  1. Expand the C# node under Applications in the left panel.

  2. Choose the application to convert, and open the context (right-click) menu.

  3. Choose Convert.

  4. On the View menu, choose Assessment report view.

  5. View the Summary tab.

    The Summary tab, shown following, displays the executive summary information from the C# application assessment report. It shows conversion results for all SQL execution points and all source code files.

    
                            C# Application Assessment Report summary tab
  6. Choose Save statements to JSON to save the extracted SQL code from your C# application as a JSON file.

  7. (Optional) Save a local copy of the report as either a PDF file or a comma-separated values (CSV) file:

    • Choose Save to PDF at upper right to save the report as a PDF file.

      The PDF file contains the executive summary, action items, and recommendations for application conversion.

    • Choose Save to CSV at upper right to save the report as a CSV file.

      The CSV file contains action items, recommended actions, and an estimated complexity of manual effort required to convert the SQL code.

Saving your converted application code with AWS SCT

Use the following procedure to save your converted application code.

To save your converted application code

  1. Expand the C# node under Applications in the target database panel.

  2. Choose your converted application, and choose Save.

  3. Enter the path to the folder to save the converted application code, and choose Select folder.