FoxPro to SQL Server conversion and synchronization.

Welcome to our DBF Data Conversion and Synchronization Software!

Are you seeking a powerful solution to effortlessly convert and synchronize data between various DBF file formats and Microsoft SQL Server? Look no further! Our robust software provides smooth integration and reliable data management for DBF databases, including MS FoxPro, dBase, Clipper, XBase, and FoxBase.

Effortless Data Conversion.

With our software, you can easily convert your DBF files to MS SQL Server, unlocking the advanced capabilities and scalability of the SQL platform. Whether you possess MS FoxPro (.dbc) databases or free tables (.dbf), dBase, Clipper, XBase, or FoxBase databases, our conversion process ensures accurate data transfer, maintaining data integrity and structure throughout the migration.

Flexible Synchronization Options.

Not only does our software excel at data conversion, but it also offers robust synchronization features. You can synchronize data between DBF files and MS SQL Server, ensuring your databases remain up-to-date and consistent.

Three types of synchronization available serve as a comprehensive guide for keeping your databases updated.

Key Features of our DBF Data Conversion and Synchronization Software.

  1. Support for Multiple DBF Formats: Convert and synchronize data between MS FoxPro (.dbc) databases, free tables (.dbf), dBase, Clipper, XBase, and FoxBase databases, and MS SQL Server. Additionally, our software seamlessly integrates with popular cloud platforms, such as Microsoft Azure and Amazon RDS, enabling you to extend your data conversion and synchronization capabilities to the cloud.
  2. Accurate Data Conversion: Preserve data integrity and structure during migration, ensuring a smooth transition from DBF files to SQL Server.
  3. User-Friendly Interface: Our software offers a user-friendly interface that guides you through customizing the data transfer process. This intuitive interface simplifies the adjustment of settings and personal parameters, allowing you to navigate through the steps of the data migration process easily. With its wizard-like guidance, the software ensures a seamless and hassle-free experience as you configure and fine-tune your target databases to meet your needs.
    The target database customization is facilitated through a tree-like browser interface. This interface presents the structure and options of the target database hierarchically, allowing you to navigate through different levels and customize settings as needed quickly.

Why migrate from FoxPro and other DBFs.

Due to Microsoft's announcement of "End of Life" for FoxPro, companies that rely on Visual FoxPro for their mission-critical programs are compelled to select an alternative database platform. DBF files are unsuitable for high-volume transactional applications as it remains a file-server database

The primary reasons for migrating to SQL Server include its capability to handle large tables exceeding 2 GB and enhanced security options. We have observed a trend of transitioning existing DBF tables to utilize SQL Server as the data storage engine. The free Express version and SQL Server Enterprise offer excellent replacements for your retired FoxPro back-end data storage.


Upgrade to the power and flexibility of Microsoft SQL Server while seamlessly converting and synchronizing your DBF data. Try our DBF Data Conversion and Synchronization Software today and experience its efficient integration and data management.

Supported databases:
  • *.DBF
  • dBase
  • MS Visual FoxPro
  • MS Visual FoxPro Program
  • Clipper
  • XBase
  • FoxBase
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • SQL Azure
  • Amazon RDS
  • MS SQL Dump
 DBConvert for FoxPro & MSSQL

Version: 4.7.2

Release Date: Oct. 10, 2023

 DBSync for FoxPro & MSSQL

Version: 4.6.9

Release Date: May 7, 2024

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DBConvert Studio

 Version: 4.0.9

Release Date: June 17, 2024

Supported databases:

  • SQL Server
  • MySQL
  • MariaDB
  • Percona
  • Oracle
  • PostgreSQL
  • Access
  • FoxPro
  • SQLite
  • Interbase
  • Firebird
  • IBM DB2
  • MS Azure SQL
  • Amazon RDS
  • Amazon Aurora
  • Heroku Postgres
  • Google Cloud

Using FoxPro to SQL Server conversion and synchronization tools.

When launching the DBConvert or DBSync application in GUI mode, it seamlessly guides you through the steps to initiate database migration or synchronization:

1. Connect to FoxPro source database.

Specify the username/password and host/port parameters if your source database requires login credentials.

Connect to FoxPro source database from DBConvert

2. Connect to SQL Server destination database.

Specify parameters for the destination database similar to the source, defining connection settings and username/password pairs.

Connect to SQL Server target database from DBConvert

NOTE #1: Each DBConvert or DBSync tool's name comprises two different databases, enabling any specified database to operate as the source or destination. Furthermore, the same type of database can function as both the source and destination.

NOTE #2: Connections to cloud databases (e.g., Amazon RDS, Google Cloud, or Azure SQL) aren't explicitly specified in the user interface but use the same settings as traditional on-premises databases.

NOTE #3: Connections to source and target databases remain active until you close the DBConvert/DBSync application or reopen new connections.

Refer to our documentation for specific source/ destination configurations for different databases.

3. Configure database migration options.

Specify the tables, fields, indices, and views you want to transfer to the SQL Server destination database by checking/unchecking the corresponding boxes.

Customize general database/ tables settings. Or configure specific table , field, index object individually when migrating data.

Explore our articles in the user's manual about Configuring database migration options. for detailed information.

The screenshot below summarizes the general features available in DBConvert software.

4. Detection of potential database migration issues. Errors and Warnings

The database enforces certain relations on the data, and on the customization step, an intelligent error checker verifies all possible data integrity and referential integrity issues. It highlights any problems before migration starts.

By default, DBConvert attempts to automatically map the database types of the source FoxPro database to the closest equivalent of the target SQL Server database types. However, you can manually change the data types for the entire database globally using the "Global mapping" or individually for each field.

Explore the Intelligent error checker for more information. on errors and warnings

5. Execution. The final stage of data migration.

Initiate the conversion or synchronization process after configuring source and destination databases in the previous steps.

Click the "Commit" button to start conversion. Here, you can also monitor the migration/synchronization process.

Optionally save connection settings and configuration parameters into the session file to schedule the launching of sync or migration jobs regularly.

Execution step of DBConvert products

Explore more about the options available during the execution stage

Command line mode

Pass previously saved sessions as parameters to the Command-Line DBConvert Client. A session retains FoxPro source and SQL Server target database connection settings with other specified options.

Example:

C:\Program Files\DBConvert\foxpro2mssqlPro\foxpro2mssqlPro_Cons.exe /Session:"Session_Name"

NOTE: First, run the software in GUI mode to create a session file with initial parameters.

Built-in scheduler.

Our applications include a built-in scheduler to run database migration and sync jobs at specified times. Set the scheduled date and time to execute job sessions automatically.

Find more Information about the built-in scheduler

DBConvert screenshot

Supported OS:

Requirements

  • MS Visual FoxPro version 9.0 and early, e.g. FoxPro 2.6
  • Necessary privileges to write into database on the target SQL Server (this requirement is optional as there is an option to overcome the restrictions using dump file)

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Highlights

Explore details regarding reverse migration.