Convert FoxPro to MySQL.

Our DBConvert/ DBSync for FoxPro and MySQL migration and synchronization wizard will guide you through some easy steps to convert and replicate your data fast with no hassle. It is possible to migrate either Visual FoxPro databases .DBC or MS Visual FoxPro free tables .DBF to MySQL.

Our easy-to-use wizard interface includes a lot of customization options that help you migrate and synchronize data smoothly and fast.

To accomplish complex synchronization DBSync for FoxPro and MySQL provides powerful update, insert and drop sync features.

Using DBSync for FoxPro and MySQL you can synchronize your database manually or schedule tasks to be executed automatically.

Since Microsoft announced its discontinuance of FoxPro support many businesses were forced to think about how they would switch to another database engine. MySQL is an easy choice for an alternative to your obsolete FoxPro databases.

Do you still have an old software written in FoxPro and need to move your database smoothly to MySQL? Do you need to synchronize your data between FoxPro and MySQL? Use our software to automate migration tasks easily and effectively.

NOTE: FoxPro General datatype is not supported.

 DBConvert for FoxPro & MySQL

Migration directions:

  • MS Visual FoxPro → MySQL, MariaDB, MySQL Dump, PHP Script, MS Visual FoxPro Program
  • MySQL, MariaDB → MS Visual FoxPro, MS Visual FoxPro Program, MySQL Dump, PHP Script, *.DBF
  • *.DBF → MySQL, MariaDB
  • MS Visual FoxPro, *.DBF ↔ Amazon RDS | Aurora
  • MS Visual FoxPro, *.DBF ↔ Google Cloud
  • MS Visual FoxPro, *.DBF ↔ Azure Database for MySQL

Version: 4.6.3

Release Date: Aug. 21, 2020

 DBSync for FoxPro & MySQL

Sync directions:

  • MS Visual FoxPro → MySQL, MariaDB
  • MySQL, MariaDB → MS Visual FoxPro, *.DBF
  • *.DBF → MySQL, MariaDB
  • MS Visual FoxPro, *.DBF ↔ Amazon RDS | Aurora
  • MS Visual FoxPro, *.DBF ↔ Google Cloud
  • MS Visual FoxPro, *.DBF ↔ MS Azure Database for MySQL

Version: 4.7.3

Release Date: Jan. 15, 2020

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DBConvert Studio

 Version: 1.8.4

Release Date: Nov. 23, 2020

Supported databases:

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

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Using FoxPro to MySQL 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 MySQL 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 MySQL 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 MySQL
  • MySQL to FoxPro
  • FoxPro to FoxPro
  • MySQL to MySQL

NOTE #2: Don't be confused by the fact that connections to cloud databases like Amazon RDS, Microsoft Azure SQL, 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. Custoimzation and configuration.

At the next step, you can specify precisely which tables, fields, indices, views you want to transfer to the MySQL 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 MySQL.

Check out our articles about Custoimzation and configuration. 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.

DBConvert software to default tries to automatically map database types from the source FoxPro database to the closest equivalent of the target MySQL database types. But you can manually change data types for the whole database globally with "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 MySQL

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 MySQL target database connection settings with other specified options.

Example: C:\Program Files\DBConvert\foxpro2mysqlPro\foxpro2mysqlPro_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

Highlights

Requirements

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