DBF to XLS Converter Help

DBF to XLS Converter allows you to convert your dbf files to Excel database (.XLS or XLSX).
Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet application developed by Microsoft for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS..

MS Excel up until 2007 version used a proprietary binary file format called Binary Interchange File Format (BIFF) as its primary format. Excel 2007 uses Office Open XML as its primary file format. XLS is a wide-used format, many programs allow saving information in XLS format. It is very convenient and Microsoft Excel provides many possibilities for information management.

On the 'Options' tab you can customize the output file.
DBF to XLS Converter allows you to transfer your dbf files to XLS or XLSX formats quickly and easily.

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=windows-1251
-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.
i.e.

filename.dbf >> filename.xls
another.dbf >> another.xls

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

Command line parameters are:

-output=c:\target\tmp\
-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.xls, example.1.xls, example.2.xls, ...
-files=askAsk for action for each file

You can define the program's behaviour what is necessary to do when an output table already exists.

Command line parameters are:

-tables=overwriteOverwrite existing tables
-tables=useUse existing tables (append to the end)
-tables=skipSkip (do not convert this source file/table)
-tables=uniqueCreate an unique table name. table, table1, table2, ...
-tables=askAsk for action for each table

The last tab allows you to customize the output file.

Option Description Command line
[x] All fields are Character Check it if your wish to convert all information as Character fields regardless of content -allchar=1
-allchar=0
Type of file You can select between Excel 97-2003 & 5.0/95 (*.xls) and Excel 2007 and later (*.xlsx) formats. -type=xls
-type=xlsx
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
-spaces=keep
-spaces=both
Style of Logical fields This parameter allows you to override values from Logical fields to your own values.
Predefined:
-logical=AsIs
-logical=1,0
-logical=True,False
-logical=Yes,No
User-defined example:
-logical=On,Off
Command line only Set custom column widths in the output file
-colwidth=value;value;...
-colwidth=10;20;3;3;;;5;6;7

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.