DBF to SQL Converter Help

DBF to SQL Converter allows you to convert your dbf files to SQL script.
You can apply this script on any SQL server, so you can easily transfer your data to a new system. There are several different SQL servers, but this program allows you to customize the output file. Currently it supports MS SQL, MySql, PostgreSQL, SQLite, etc.
You can also select various options, like type of quotes (single or double), using square brackets around field names, an action with carrier return and line feed symbols.
There are a lot of parameters that allow you to customize the output file. The program supports dBase III, dBase IV, FoxPro, VFP and dBase Level 7 formats.

The first tab allows you to select source files. You can select for conversion one or several files.
Double-click on a file displays a Preview window.

If your files contain non-latin characters then you have to choose a correct charset.

Command line parameter:
-incharset=65001 (UTF-8)
In the command line you have to use an exact phrase or a code page.

Usually DBF files use single-byte encoding.

The second tab allows you to select the output folder or file.
If you selected a folder or checked the option
[x] Create a separate file for each source file
then every source file(table) will be converted to a separate output file.

filename.dbf >> filename.sql
another.dbf >> another.sql

If you selected a file then a content of all source files will be converted to this file.

Command line parameters are:

-separate=1, -separate=0

Besides, you can define the program's behaviour what is necessary to do when an output file already exists.

Command line parameters are:

-files=overwriteOverwrite existing files
-files=useUse existing files (append to the end)
-files=skipSkip (do not convert a source file)
-files=uniqueCreate an unique name. example.sql, example.1.sql, example.2.sql, ...
-files=askAsk for action for each file

Encoding of the output file
Just select a desired value.
In the command line you have to use an exact phrase or a code page:
-incharset=65001 (UTF-8)

The last tab allows you to customize the output file.

Option Description Command line
[x] Fields Include field names -fields=1
[x] Drop table Add a command "DROP TABLE" -drop=1
[x] Information Include a content -info=1
[x] Deletion mark Export a deletion mark -deletionmark=1
Syntax There are several predefined types of SQL Script. Just select most suitable for you. -sqltype=asis
Quotes Style You can select "double quotes", 'single quotes' or `apostrophes` -quotes=double
[x] Use brackests [] Cunclude field names and table names in square brackets -brackets=1
[x] Field names in INSERT command Use field names in the INSERT command -names=1
[x] Use `backticks` Cunclude field names and table names in `` -backticks=1
Date format Just select what is suitable for you.
the last format (yyyymmdd) does not contain delimiters
What to do with CR and LF symbols You can keep these symbols, remove them or replace to a custom string -removecrlf=0 (keep)
-removecrlf=1 (remove)
-crlf=# (replace)
Spaces in Character fields You can remove trailing spaces, keep all spaces or remove both leading and trailing -spaces=trailing
Style of Logical fields This parameter allows you to override values from Logical fields to your own values.
User-defined example:
Add GO You can add the command 'GO' to the output file every few records -addgo=0
Max file size If the output file is too large, you can split it to several files. Define the maximum size in kilobytes. -maxfilesize=0

Besides there are some special command line parameters:

-log=c:\tmp\filename.log create a .log file with debug messages
-batch run the conversion without prompt and display main window
-silent run the conversion without prompt and do not display main window
-key=your_key it allows to pass the registration key to the program and do not store it in program's settings
@c:\path\params.txt read command line parameters from file. One parameter per line.

If the converter does not have enough parameters or some error occurs then the batch process will be interrupted and the converter displays main window to resolve the problem.

After successful conversion you will see a list of output files.
Double-click on a file runs an associated program.
Right-mouse-click displays a Preview window.