Integrate Database File (DBF) Using FME

Use FME to easily and accurately read and write any data from and to DBF.

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Solve Database File (DBF) Interoperability Problems with FME

Move data in and out of the database file format – DBF – using FME’s transformation technology. Convert data between dBase and hundreds of other formats including:

  • Excel
  • CSV
  • SQL
  • and many more

Additionally, use FME’s capabilities with spatial data to convert between DBF and the formats of geospatial applications, like Shapefile, which often use DBF as a storage component.

About Database File (DBF)

The database file format, DBF, is used by several database and spreadsheet applications and also has been adopted as a component of data storage for geospatial formats like Shapefile.

Common Conversions

FME lets you integrate many applications and file formats. Here are some of the ways our users convert Database File (DBF).

FME is the data integration platform with the best support for spatial.


The table below outlines how Database File (DBF) is supported by our different FME products, and on which platform(s) the reader and/or writer runs.

Product OS
FME Desktop FME Server FME Cloud Windows 32-bit Windows 64-bit Linux Mac
Reader All Editions
Writer All Editions

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