Adabas Migration


which are the basic steps to migrate Adabas files to Oracle?


I think, there is no simple export/import-function. The concepts of the Databases are too different. One of the first thing I was thinking about is: What to do with Periodic Groups and Muliple fields? Normalize it?

So I would say one of the first steps are:

  1. Investigate your Data Model on Adabas. Write down your acutal and your target state.
  2. Learn PL/SQL. It’s a very powerful sort of SQL. You will need it.

BTW: There’s an own forum for ADABAS. see

Also, take a look at the Adabas Event Replicator - it automates the process of replicating data from Adabas to other databases (including handling MU/PE’s!).