Convert FoxPro to SQL Server.

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: 4.7.1

Release Date: Sept. 23, 2022

 DBSync for FoxPro & MSSQL

Version: 4.6.7

Release Date: Sept. 13, 2022

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DBConvert Studio

 Version: 3.4.4

Release Date: Sept. 16, 2023

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 you start DBConvert or DBSync application in GUI mode it guides you through several steps to set up the database migration or synchronization:

1. Connect to FoxPro source database.

If a source database requires you to log in, you can specify a user name/ password and host/ port parameters.

Connect to FoxPro source database from DBConvert

2. Connect to SQL Server destination database.

Specifying parameters for destination database looks like the same as for source. Usually, it consists of defining connection settings and username/password pairs.

Connect to SQL Server target database from DBConvert

NOTE #1: Every DBConvert or DBSync tool has two different databases in its name. That means any specified database from a pair can be set up as a source or destination. Besides, the same type of database may be set up both as a source or destination.

As an example, here is the list of possible migration directions with on-premises databases:

  • FoxPro to SQL Server
  • SQL Server to FoxPro
  • FoxPro to FoxPro
  • SQL Server to SQL Server

NOTE #2: Don't be confused by the fact that connections to cloud databases like Amazon RDS, Google Cloud, and Heroku are not explicitly specified in the configuration of a source or destination in the DBConvert / DBSync interface. To connect to Cloud database instances, use the same settings as you do for traditional on-premises databases.

NOTE #3: Your connections to source and target databases stay active until you close DBConvert/ DBSync application or reopen new connections on "source" and "destination" steps.

Read more about the specific source/ destination configurations for different databases.

3. Configure database migration options.

At the next step, you can specify precisely which tables, fields, indices, views you want to transfer to the SQL Server destination database. Just check/ uncheck the box in front of each database object you want to convert.

Customize general database/ tables settings. Or set up a particular table , field, index individually when migrating data from FoxPro to SQL Server.

Check out our articles about Configure database migration options. for detailed information.

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

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

The database typically constrains certain relations on the data that cannot be violated. On the customization step, a smart error checker verifies all possible Data integrity and Referential integrity issues and highlights them, if any, before performing a migration.

By default, DBConvert tries 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.

Check out Smart error checker. Errors and Warnings for more information.

5. Execution. The final stage of data migration from FoxPro to SQL Server

Once you configure source and destination databases for migration in the previous steps, you can start the actual conversion or synchronization process.

Click the "Commit" button to start conversion. Also, here, you can monitor the migtation/ 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

Read more about execution stage available options.

Command line mode

Previously saved sessions can be passed as parameters to Command-Line DBConvert Client. A session keeps 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, 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.

Find more Information about built-in scheduler

DBConvert screenshot

Supported OS:


  • 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)

Related Links


Read information about reverse migration.