MySQL to FoxPro conversion and synchronization.

With simple steps, DBConvert & DBSync software offer painless database migration and synchronization from MySQL to DBF, including dBase, FoxPro, and Visual FoxPro.

DBConvert is here to simplify your data migration process. Whether you're a database administrator, software developer, or business owner, our powerful software tool is designed to streamline the conversion and synchronization of data, saving you time and effort.

Understanding DBF.

DBF (dBase File) is a widely used format for storing structured tabular data. Although considered a legacy format, many organizations still rely on DBF files to store critical business data. Database management systems like dBase, FoxPro, and Visual FoxPro adopted the DBF format.

The Need to Convert MySQL to DBF.

While MySQL is a robust and modern relational database management system, there are scenarios where converting data from MySQL to DBF becomes necessary. These scenarios may include migrating legacy systems, ensuring compatibility with applications that rely on DBF files, or the need to work with specific software or platforms that require DBF format.

Streamlining MySQL to DBF Conversion and Synchronization.

DBConvert is a comprehensive software solution that simplifies converting and synchronizing data between MySQL and DBF databases. Whether you require a one-time migration or ongoing synchronization, DBConvert offers the tools to meet your needs. Here's why DBConvert stands out:

  1. User-Friendly Interface: DBConvert provides an intuitive, user-friendly interface that makes the migration process straightforward, even for non-technical users. You can easily navigate the conversion and synchronization tasks with a step-by-step wizard and clear instructions.
  2. Synchronization Capabilities: In addition to one-time data migration, DBConvert provides robust synchronization features. You can schedule automatic synchronization tasks, ensuring that changes made in the MySQL database are reflected in the DBF file and vice versa. This real-time synchronization keeps your data consistent and up to date.
  3. Extensive Format Support: DBConvert supports a wide range of DBF file formats, ensuring compatibility with different variations and versions of the format. Whether you're working with dBase, Visual FoxPro, Clipper, or other DBF formats, DBConvert has you covered.
  4. Integration with MySQL-based Databases and Cloud Environments: DBConvert provides seamless integration with various MySQL-based databases, enabling you to migrate and synchronize data effortlessly. It supports MySQL versions 5.x and 8.x and also popular MySQL-based databases such as MariaDB, Percona Server, Amazon RDS for MySQL, Google Cloud SQL for MySQL, and Azure Database for MySQL.

Unleash the Potential of DBConvert Now!

DBConvert eliminates the complexities of MySQL to DBF data migration and synchronization. Our reliable software streamlines the entire process, enabling you to focus on extracting the maximum value from your data.

Download the trial version now and witness your MySQL data's smooth and flawless conversion to the DBF format. Simplify your data migration process and ensure the compatibility and accessibility of your valuable data.

 Google Cloud configuration manual for DBConvert.
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: 4.0.5

Release Date: May 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 MySQL to FoxPro 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 MySQL source database.

Specify the username/password and host/port parameters if your source database requires login credentials.

Connect to MySQL source database from DBConvert

2. Connect to FoxPro destination database.

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

Connect to FoxPro 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 FoxPro 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 MySQL database to the closest equivalent of the target FoxPro 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 MySQL source and FoxPro 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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