Conversion of Oracle to dBase database


We are using Full Convert Enterprise to convert

Oracle to dBase.

Full Convert Enterprise is a very powerful database converter.

It is extremely easy to use, yet provides terrific customizations when you need them.

About Oracle

The Oracle Database (commonly referred to as Oracle RDBMS or simply as Oracle) is an object-relational database management system (ORDBMS) produced and marketed by Oracle Corporation.

About dBase

dBase is a very popular database management system (DBMS) for microcomputers. The dBase system includes the core database engine, a query system, a forms engine, and a programming language that ties all of these components together. dBase's underlying file format, the .dbf file, is widely used in many other applications needing a simple format to store structured data.

Conversion process

Full Convert Enterprise provides easy-to-use wizard which will help you convert your data as quickly as possible.

These are all the steps you need:

  • Select source database.
  • Select target database.
  • Optionally choose which tables to convert. By default all tables are selected.
  • Convert!

First look at Full Convert

Launch the application, you'll see that only relevant actions are visible on the ribbon bar.

In the center of the application, we are showing welcome dialog with links to actions done most often on application start.

Click on the Create New Conversion button.

Database conversion wizard

Wizard guides you through conversion process quickly and easily.

Connection to source Oracle database

Initial screen shows you that Full Convert will automatically detect your database if you don't know which one do you have. Of course, if you do know your database, do select it from the list on the left.

  • 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.

Click on the Next button.

Source database connection

Connection to target dBase database

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 (DBF) from the list of available database formats.
  • Type-in the destination folder, or browse by clicking on the ellipsis (...) button.

Click on the Next button.

Target database connection

Table selection

We will select all source tables 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 on the Next button.

Table selection


Here you can see how many tables will be converted. To start conversion right away, click on the Convert! button. To show contents of target database without converting, click on the Explore button. Use that to inspect target database prior to conversion, or to save the conversion project for later before even converting the first time.

Click on the Convert! button.

Conversion project summary

Conversion progress

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.

Here is what Full Convert does while you sit and watch:

  • Running your custom pre-conversion SQL scripts, if any
  • Creating all selected tables in your target database
  • Copying data
  • Applying indexes
  • Applying foreign key constraints
  • Running your custom post-conversion SQL scripts, if any

Oracle to dBase conversion summary

Here you will see basic conversion statistics, such as number of tables and records copied to target database.

If there were any warnings or errors during conversion, you will be able to examine them in detail.

Finally, complete SQL log is available for you if you need it. This feature can be enabled in options dialog.


This small tutorial shows how easy it is to convert Oracle to dBase using Full Convert Enterprise.

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