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This tutorial shows how to export your existing database into CSV files that Effort can consume.

Effort provides an easy-to-use program, called Effort.CsvTool that makes the job for you. It can be downloaded from other available downloads section of the Download page.


Select the correct provider of your database, this will show up a property panel where you can specifiy the details of the database connection. Fill the essential properties, set the desired folder for export path, then press the “Export” button. The progress bar will indicate the state of the export process.  The completed CSV files can be used to setup the initial state of the fake database.

Last edited Nov 10 at 6:18 AM by zzzprojects, version 9


radgroza Nov 26, 2014 at 6:17 PM 
The tools seems to be doing nothing or just crashes.
Could you please provide which properties are required actually for this tool to work with SqlClient?
Where do I specify Table name apart from a connection string?
Also is the destination string a folder or the path?

tamasflamich Apr 4, 2013 at 8:30 PM 
Sorry for the late answer, I wasn't notified about the Wiki comments. I updated this page in order to cease confusion.

abiruban Feb 9, 2013 at 8:38 AM 
I searched my whole system but i cant find that Effort.CsvTool installed path. Could u tell how can i open the tool?