DBF to CSV Converter

Select files for conversion or just drag and drop them to the upload area

How to convert DBF files to CSV online?

Step 1.

Upload DBF-file

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

Convert DBF to CSV

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

Download your CSV

When the conversion process is complete, you can download the CSV file.


  • ❓ How can I convert DBF to CSV?
    First you need to add file for conversion: drag and drop your DBF file or click the "Choose File" button. Then click the "Convert" button. When DBF to CSV conversion is completed, you can download your CSV file.
  • ⏱️ How long does it take to convert DBF to CSV?
    Document conversion is pretty fast. You can change DBF to CSV in a few seconds.
  • 🛡️ Is it safe to convert DBF to CSV on AnyConv?
    Of course! We delete uploaded files immediately, and converted ones after 24 hours. No one has access to your files. File conversion (including DBF to CSV) is absolutely safe.
  • 💻 Can I convert DBF to CSV on Mac OS or Linux?
    Yes, you can use AnyConv on any operating system that has a web browser. Our DBF to CSV converter works online and does not require software installation.

Information about DBF and CSV file formats

Full name Database File CSV - Comma-Separated Values
File extension .dbf .csv
MIME type text/csv
Developed by dBASE Informational RFC
Type of format Database multi-platform, serial data streams
Description 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. 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.
Technical details 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. 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.
File conversion DBF conversion CSV conversion
Associated programs 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) Microsoft Excel, LibreOffice Calc
Wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DBase#File_formats https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comma-separated_values