How to convert DBF to Oracle

Full Convert is designed for ease of use and reliability to make sure you get your job done as quickly and as simply as possible.

Source database is known as dBase, FoxPro, Visual FoxPro (related files: dbf, ndx, mdx).

DBF to Oracle migration steps

When we start Full Convert, you will notice a welcome panel with links for common tasks. Let's start a new project.

  • 1) Connect to your source database
  • 2) Connect to your target database
  • 3) Optional: Choose which tables you want to convert
  • 4) Start the conversion

Welcome screen

Connection to DBF

List on the left shows all the databases which can be filled with your source database data. Select the one you need and fill-in required parameters.

We will choose dBase and FoxPro (DBF) from the list of available database formats. Both dBase and FoxPro use DBF file format for their database table files.

Just type-in the folder containing your dBase database tables, or click the ellipsis button on the right and Full Convert will display Browse for Folder dialog.

Connection to Oracle

List on the left shows all the databases which can be filled with your source database data. Select the one you need and fill-in required parameters.

We will choose Oracle from the source database engines list. We can connect to our Oracle in two ways. If we have Oracle Client installed, simply typing the service name and specifying login info is all we need.

However, when you don't want to install 100MB+ of OCI installation, we have a nice surprise! We can connect to Oracle using a direct TCP/IP connection. No OCI required. In addition to database name and login info, we would just need to specify server name or IP - and done.

Start the conversion

All source tables are selected for conversion by default. In case you only need some tables, simply deselect the ones you don't need - or deselect all, then select just the tables you do need.

Click the Copy your database button to get started.

Project overview

Conversion

Conversion is highly-optimized to run as fast as possible, yet provides top-notch reliability. Huge tables are converted in small chunks at a time, preserving memory and ensuring that your computer stays fast and responsive.

Data copying from source to target

Data is now in the target database

Use our built-in database browser to examine the copied data.

Of course, you can also examine the conversion in detail and see in-depth information for each table.

Target database browser

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