data from sybase to mysql

hi all,
i'm not used on sybase. So maybe it's an easy question for you experts... anyway: i have a sybase db.
I need to export data from the db, to import them into a mysql db.
I don't know the structure of the sybase db, but of course it is different from new mysql db structure. So i have to parse the export file and put data in their new position.
How should i export a "parsabe" file from sybase? something like a csv or similar?
How could I know the db structure?

thanx in advance

franz
jazz74Asked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

jkotekCommented:
Hi Franz,
For ASEnterprise the best way is to use utility called "bcp" (Bulk CoPy). You specify the table you want to export, connection details and the filename. There are also many switches for formatting the data - field/row delimiters etc.

And to know what user tables are in ASE? Switch to your database amd use select name from sysobjects where type='U' .

For ASAnywhere use the dbunload utility - you get a bunch of csv files.
0
ChrisKingCommented:
if you are a mySQL person, I am sure you are aware of phpMyAdmin

well you may want to try the Sybase port - phpSybaseAdmin
see details at: http://freshmeat.net/projects/phpsybaseadmin/?topic_id=68
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
ChrisKingCommented:
jazz74
please return to the question
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Sybase Database

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.