Convert FoxPro to SQLite.

Our DBConvert/DBSynch for FoxPro and SQLite migration solution provides an efficient and intuitive way to convert and sync data from obsolete MS FoxPro databases to SQLite databases and conversely. Our software supports MS Visual FoxPro databases (.dbc) as well as MS Visual FoxPro free tables (.dbf). You can even conveniently setup a folder with multiple .dbf files as a source.

Microsoft stopped supporting FoxPro in the early 2015 so any business relies on a FoxPro database has to choose an alternative database engines to which to move their business critical data. SQLite is a good replacement for any small FoxPro database.

If your old FoxPro database is contains large volumes of data you can choose from other options including Microsoft SQL Server or MySQL.

Finally, cross database synchronization between FoxPro and SQLite would be helpful to automate transitional migration tasks.

NOTE: FoxPro General datatype is not supported.

 DBConvert for FoxPro & SQLite

Migration directions:

  • MS Visual FoxPro → SQLite, MS Visual FoxPro Program
  • SQLite → FoxPro, MS Visual FoxPro Program, *.DBF
  • *.DBF → SQLite

Version: 1.1.2

Release Date: May 2, 2019

 DBSync for FoxPro & SQLite

Sync directions:

  • MS Visual FoxPro → SQLite
  • SQLite → FoxPro, *.DBF
  • *.DBF → SQLite

Version: 1.1.2

Release Date: July 30, 2019

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DBConvert Studio

 Version: 1.8.2

Release Date: Sept. 17, 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 SQLite 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 SQLite 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 SQLite 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 SQLite
  • SQLite to FoxPro
  • FoxPro to FoxPro
  • SQLite to SQLite

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 SQLite 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 SQLite.

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 SQLite 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 SQLite

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 SQLite target database connection settings with other specified options.

Example: C:\Program Files\DBConvert\foxpro2sqlitePro\foxpro2sqlitePro_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

  • SQLite version 3.0 and higher support
  • MS Visual FoxPro free tables support
  • Quantization feature
  • Saving data into a MS Visual FoxPro Program file for export to MS Visual FoxPro database
  • Speed conversion with Bulk and Quantization features
  • SQLite database size optimization

Requirements

  • Necessary privileges to write into network shared folder (LAN or VPN) where destination database SQLite resides
  • MS Visual FoxPro version 9.0 and early, e.g. FoxPro 2.6