FoxPro to MySQL conversion and synchronization.

Introducing DBConvert: Your Ultimate Solution for DBF to MySQL Data Conversion and Synchronization

Are you seeking a reliable and efficient tool to convert and synchronize data between DBF, including dBase, FoxPro, Visual FoxPro, and MySQL databases? Look no further! DBConvert and DBSync are here to meet all your database migration needs. Whether you're a database administrator, software developer, or business owner, our powerful software solution is designed to simplify data conversion and synchronization, saving you time and effort.

Why Convert DBF to MySQL?

While DBF files have served their purpose over the years, the need to migrate to modern database systems like MySQL has become increasingly important. MySQL, an open-source relational database management system, offers numerous benefits, including scalability, high performance, robust security features, and excellent compatibility with popular web applications.

DBConvert & DBSync: Seamless Data Conversion and Synchronization

DBConvert is a comprehensive software tool that enables you to convert and synchronize data between DBF and MySQL databases effortlessly. Whether you're performing a one-time migration or planning to establish a continuous synchronization process, DBConvert has got you covered. Here's what sets DBConvert apart:

  1. Intuitive User Interface: DBConvert offers a user-friendly interface that makes the migration process straightforward, even for non-technical users. The intuitive design and step-by-step wizard guide you through the entire process, ensuring a hassle-free experience.
  2. Efficient Data Mapping:With DBConvert, you can easily map fields between the source DBF file and the target MySQL database. This flexible mapping capability allows you to match columns, adjust data types, and handle complex relationships effortlessly.
  3. Powerful Customization Options: DBConvert provides advanced customization options to meet your specific data migration requirements. You can selectively migrate data by applying filters based on criteria such as date ranges, particular values, or custom SQL queries.
  4. Automatic Schema Conversion: DBConvert automatically converts the DBF table structure into MySQL-compatible schemas, eliminating manual intervention. This feature ensures a seamless transition without compromising data integrity.
  5. Synchronization Capabilities: In addition to one-time data migration, DBConvert offers robust synchronization features. You can schedule automatic synchronization tasks to harmonize your DBF and MySQL databases effectively, ensuring real-time data consistency.
  6. Data Validation and Error Handling DBConvert includes comprehensive error handling and data validation mechanisms, allowing you to identify and resolve any inconsistencies or conflicts that may arise during the migration or synchronization process.
  7. Extensive Database Support: DBConvert extensively supports various DBF file formats, including dBase, Visual FoxPro, MS Visual FoxPro program, XBase, and more. This wide range of supported formats ensures that you can confidently work with your existing DBF files, regardless of their specific format.
  8. Integration with MySQL-based Databases and Cloud Environments: DBConvert offers seamless integration with various MySQL-based databases, allowing you to migrate and synchronize data effortlessly. Whether you are working with MySQL versions 5.x or 8.x, DBConvert ensures compatibility and smooth data migration. It supports popular MySQL-based databases such as MariaDB, Percona Server, SingleStore DB, Amazon RDS for MySQL, Google Cloud SQL for MySQL, and Azure Database for MySQL.

Experience the Power of DBConvert Today!

With DBConvert, you can say goodbye to the complexities and challenges of DBF to MySQL data migration and synchronization. Our robust software solution streamlines the process, allowing you to focus on leveraging the full potential of your MySQL database.

Discover the power of DBConvert today and unlock a world of possibilities for your data migration needs. Experience smooth, efficient, and reliable conversion and synchronization between DBF and MySQL databases. Empower your business with modern technology and take your data management to the next level!

Download a trial version of DBConvert now and witness the seamless transformation of your DBF data into the world of MySQL.

Supported databases:
  • *.DBF
  • dBase
  • Clipper
  • XBase
  • FoxBase
  • MS Visual FoxPro
  • MS Visual FoxPro Program
  • MySQL
  • MariaDB
  • SingleStore DB (formerly MemSQL)
  • TiDB
  • Percona Server for MySQL
  • Vitess
  • Amazon RDS
  • Amazon Aurora
  • Google Cloud
  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • MySQL Dump
  • PHP Script
 DBConvert for FoxPro & MySQL

Version: 4.6.6

Release Date: Oct. 24, 2023

 DBSync for FoxPro & MySQL

Version: 4.7.7

Release Date: Oct. 11, 2023

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DBConvert Studio

 Version: 4.0.1

Release Date: April 16, 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 MySQL 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 MySQL destination database.

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

Connect to MySQL 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 MySQL 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 MySQL 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 MySQL target database connection settings with other specified options.


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


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

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