CSV to DBF Converter

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How to convert CSV files to DBF online?

Step 1.

Upload CSV-file

Click "Choose File" button to select a csv file on your computer. CSV file size can be up to 50 Mb.
Step 2.

Convert CSV to DBF

Click "Convert" button to start conversion.
Step 3.

Download your DBF

Let the file convert and you can download your DBF file right afterwards.

Information about CSV and DBF file formats

Name CSV DBF
Full name CSV - Comma-Separated Values Database File
File extension .csv .dbf
MIME type text/csv
Developed by Informational RFC dBASE
Type of format multi-platform, serial data streams Database
Description In computing, a comma-separated values (CSV) file stores tabular data (numbers and text) in plain text. Each line of the file is a data record. Each record consists of one or more fields, separated by commas. The use of the comma as a field separator is the source of the name for this file format. The database management software dBASE used the DBF extension to save its standard database files. Due to the file format's popularity, dBASE is not the only database program that supports DBF files. Other "xBASE" applications support the file format as well. This popularity is based on the easy to comprehend structure and the fact that DBF was one of the earliest files of its type that was adapted by the database community.
Technical details The CSV file format is not standardized. The basic idea of separating fields with a comma is clear, but that idea gets complicated when the field data may also contain commas or even embedded line-breaks. CSV implementations may not handle such field data, or they may use quotation marks to surround the field. The contents of a DBF file comprises of multiple sets data that are organized and stored in arrays. As a file format, DBF has been introduced in dBASE II. It has been used in the proceeding versions of dBASE III, III+ and IV. DBF files were one of the first database files with a header that allows programs that do not natively have knowledge of the data structure in a specific file, to read DBF files regardless. Thus, they can be opened in Microsoft Excel, OpenOffice Calc, and many other programs.
Associated programs Microsoft Excel, LibreOffice Calc dBase, Microsoft Access 2016, Microsoft Excel 2016, Microsoft Visual FoxPro, Corel Quattro Pro X7, Apache OpenOffice, HiBase Group DBF Viewer 2000, Astersoft DBF Manager, DBF Viewer Plus, DBFView, Swiftpage Act!, Alpha Software Alpha Anywhere, Planamesa NeoOffice (Mac), GTK DBF Editor (Mac & Linux), multisoft FlagShip (Linux)
Wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comma-separated_values https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DBase#File_formats