DBF to XML Converter

DBF to XML allows you to convert your dbf files to XML format.
You can choose format of XML: Compact, Pretty Printed or combination of both.
XML format is very popular and if you need to transfer your data online, you can do it quickly and easily.
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=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.xml
another.dbf >> another.xml

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.xml, example.1.xml, example.2.xml, ...
-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=windows-1251
-incharset=65001 (UTF-8)

The last tab allows you to customize the output file.

Option Description Command line
Type of file You can select between Compact, Pretty printed and Compact+ formats. Compact+ is a combination of two formats: every record on the new line that makes the file more readable. -type=compact
-type=pretty
-type=compact+
Records delimiter Select symbols of end of line
CRLF means 0x0d0x0a, CR means 0x0d, LF means 0x0a
-records=CRLF
Spacing How much black characters for every level in Pretty Printed format. -spacing=4
-spacing=2
Date format Just select what is suitable for you.
the last format (yyyymmdd) does not contain delimiters
-date=mm-dd-yyyy
-date=dd.mm.yyyy
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
[x] Structure Include a file structure -header=1
-header=0
[x] Information Include a content (records) -info=1
-info=0
[x] Record number Export a number of record -recno=1
-recno=0
[x] Deletion mark Export a deletion mark -deletionmark=1
-deletionmark=0
[x] Use <![CDATA[...]]> ... Use CDATA tag for fields which contain special characters, such as < > & ' &qout; -cdata=1
-cdata=0
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

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.