PostgreSQL to FoxPro conversion and synchronization.

DBConvert is an exemplary solution for efficient data transfer from PostgreSQL to DBF, bridging the gap between these diverse database formats.

Renowned for its user-friendly interface and powerful migration capabilities, DBConvert simplifies the intricate process of transferring data, offering a perfect avenue for organizations looking to navigate the complexities of PostgreSQL to DBF migration.

Additionally, considering data synchronization needs, the DBSync tool facilitates hassle-free data synchronization between PostgreSQL and DBF, ensuring that data remains up-to-date across both platforms. This synchronization capability can be crucial for maintaining consistency in a dynamic data environment.

Reasons for Migrating Data from PostgreSQL to DBF

Specific use cases or requirements may motivate migrating data from PostgreSQL to DBF. Here are some potential reasons:

  • Legacy Systems Compatibility: When legacy applications or systems rely on DBF (dBASE, FoxPro, Clipper) formats, migrating data from PostgreSQL to DBF ensures compatibility with these older technologies.
  • Application Integration: Some applications, especially those developed in older environments, might have limitations in handling PostgreSQL databases. Migrating to DBF could facilitate smoother integration.
  • Specific Database Requirements: Certain scenarios may require data in a specific format, and DBF might be preferred due to its simplicity and ease of use.
  • File Size and Performance: For smaller datasets or applications with performance constraints, DBF's lightweight structure may offer advantages over PostgreSQL, which is designed for larger and more complex datasets.
  • Regulatory or Compliance Reasons: Industries with specific regulatory requirements may need to adhere to certain data storage formats. If DBF aligns with these regulations, migration could be necessary.

Whether driven by legacy system compatibility, specific database requirements, or the need for regulatory compliance, DBConvert provides a comprehensive solution that goes beyond a mere transfer, fostering a harmonious and efficient transition between PostgreSQL and DBF.

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Supported databases:
  • *.DBF
  • dBase
  • Clipper
  • XBase
  • FoxBase
  • MS Visual FoxPro
  • MS Visual FoxPro Program
  • Greenplum,
  • CockroachDB,
  • YugabyteDB,
  • EDB Postgres,
  • Citus,
  • AWS RDS/ Aurora,
  • Google Cloud SQL for PostgreSQL,
  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL,
  • Heroku Postgres
 DBConvert for FoxPro & PostgreSQL

Version: 1.0.1

Release Date: Jan. 25, 2024

 DBSync for FoxPro & PostgreSQL

Version: 1.0.1

Release Date: May 13, 2024

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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 PostgreSQL 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 PostgreSQL source database.

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

Connect to PostgreSQL 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 PostgreSQL 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 PostgreSQL source and FoxPro target database connection settings with other specified options.


C:\Program Files\DBConvert\foxpro2postgresqlPro\foxpro2postgresqlPro_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 PostgreSQL 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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