FoxPro to SQL Server Migration.

Our DBConvert/DBSync for FoxPro and MSSQL provides a powerful and comfortable way to convert and sync data from MS Visual FoxPro databases (.dbc) and MS Visual FoxPro free tables (.dbf) to Microsoft SQL Server, Windows Azure SQL databases.

All customizations for target databases are presented in a tree-like browser that greatly simplifies adjusting settings and handling your personal parameters.

1 million records from FoxPro to MSSQL Server with our Bulk option activated can be converted in only 8 minutes.

DBSync for FoxPro and MS SQL is the easiest solution for FoxPro and MSSQL/Windows Azure SQL databases synchronization. Intellectual synchronizer mechanism provides stable and accurate source data duplication to destination database on FoxPro and MSSQL platforms.

Three types of synchronization is a great guide to getting your databases updated.

FoxPro “End of life”, announced by Microsoft, forced companies that use Visual FoxPro for their mission critical programs to choose an alternative database platform for these systems. Even if FoxPro were still in support, FoxPro remains a file-server database, not suited for high-volume transactional applications. The most compelling reasons to move to SQL Server include the ability to handle big tables with a size greater than 2 GB and increased security options. We observe a trend to switch existing Visual FoxPro based applications to use SQL Server as the data storage engine. Both the free Express version and SQL Server Enterprise are great replacements for your retired FoxPro back-end data storage.

With proper data mapping between FoxPro source and MS SQL Server target database, specifying larger individual tables makes the whole conversion and data synchronization both flexible and easy.

Save your data to an SQL Dump file if you have limited access to the MS SQL server because of insufficient privileges. The destination file consists of MS SQL instructions to recreate all tables and load them with data.

Automate conversion and sync processes by using our built-in Scheduler. It allows users to execute tasks at a specified time.

NOTE: FoxPro General datatype is not supported.

 DBConvert for FoxPro & MSSQL

Migration directions:

  • MS Visual FoxPro → MS SQL Server, MS SQL Dump, MS Visual FoxPro Program
  • MS SQL Server → Visual FoxPro, FoxPro 2.6, MS Visual FoxPro Program, MS SQL Dump, *.DBF
  • FoxPro ↔ SQL Azure
  • MS Visual FoxPro, *.DBF ↔ Amazon RDS

Version: 4.6.8

Release Date: April 25, 2019

 DBSync for FoxPro & MSSQL

Sync directions:

  • FoxPro → MS SQL Server
  • MS SQL Server → MS Visual FoxPro, *.DBF
  • *.DBF → MS SQL Server
  • FoxPro ↔ SQL Azure
  • MS Visual FoxPro, *.DBF ↔ Amazon RDS

Version: 4.6.4

Release Date: March 28, 2019

Supported OS:

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GUI Application.

Use DBConvert / DBSync software GUI application to configure parameters for starting a migration process.

In general, the following 4 steps are required to perform conversion or synchronization

  1. Choose Source Database.
  2. Choose Destination Database.
  3. Custoimzation and configuration.
  4. Execution.

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

The screenshot below sums up general features available in DBConvert software solutions.

Command line mode

Previously saved sessions can be passed as parameters to Command-Line DBConvert Client. A session keeps source/ target DB connection settings and other specified options.

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

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

Built-in scheduler.

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

DBConvert screenshot



  • 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)
  • MS Visual FoxPro version 9.0 and early, e.g. FoxPro 2.6

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DBConvert Studio

 Version: 1.7.8

Release Date: June 21, 2020

Supported databases:

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