XLS to DBF Converter

XLS to DBF Converter



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  • Main Window
  • Finished Conversion Window
  • Output File Options
  • XLS File Selection
  • Main window
  • Successful conversion
  • Target settings
  • Choosing Excel file and sheets
  • Easy Setup Wizard

Editorial review


Margie Smeer Senior editor

The following review written by one of the Software Informer contributors applies to version 2.0
XLS to DBF Converter is a simple tool that allows you to convert Excel XLS workbooks to DBF files.

Its most important advantage is the fact that it is really easy-to-use. It comes with an intuitive, wizard-like interface that guides you step by step through the conversion process.
It makes the application simple-to-use for any kind of users, even complete beginners.

Another nice trait offered by this application is the fact that it allows selecting the tables to be extracted from the XLS file and exported to DBF. It also lets you configure various others output options such as the codepage or the blocksize.

Though direct batch conversion is not featured, XLS to DBF Converter sports a command line interface that allows creating and running scheduled conversion jobs or batch processing tasks. In my opinion, its downside is represented by the fact that it comes with two executables: one that can process only XLS files and one that can also process XLSX and XLSB but only works if you have Excel 2007 installed on your computer. I think that things would have been much simpler if the program managed to come with a single executable that supported both XLS and XLSX files and didn’t require any Excel installation. Anyway, it’s a neat and handy tool that would satisfy pretty much any XLS to DBF conversion needs.


  • Wizard-like interface.
  • Allows selecting the tables to be extracted from the XLS file and exported to DBF
  • The program supports command line interface.


  • Comes with separate executables to deal with the compatibility issues of Excel newer versions.
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Publisher's description

XLS to DBF Converter is a program that allows you to convert your XLS (Microsoft Excel) files to DBF format. You can select tables for exporting and set the necessary options. The program can read both old XLS file and Excel 2007 files and convert then to dBase III, dBase IV, FoxPro, VFP and dBase Level 7 formats.

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