XLS to DBF Converter

Batch convert xls files to dbf online. Change xls to dbf on Windows, Mac, iPhone and Android in 2 clicks.

Select files for conversion or drag and drop them to the upload area.
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All files are automatically deleted from our servers after 1 hour.

How to convert XLS files to DBF online?

Step-by-step instructions for converting xls files to dbf

Upload XLS-file

Click "Choose File" button to select a xls file on your computer. XLS file size can be up to 100 Mb.

Convert XLS to DBF

Click "Convert" button to start conversion.

Download your DBF

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


  • ❓ How can I convert XLS to DBF?
    First you need to add file for conversion: drag and drop your XLS file or click the "Choose File" button. Then click the "Convert" button. When XLS to DBF conversion is completed, you can download your DBF file.
  • ⏱️ How long does it take to convert XLS to DBF?
    Document conversion is pretty fast. You can change XLS to DBF in a few seconds.
  • 🛡️ Is it safe to convert XLS to DBF on AnyConv?
    Of course! We delete uploaded files immediately, and converted ones after 1 hour. No one has access to your files. File conversion (including XLS to DBF) is absolutely safe.
  • 💻 Can I convert XLS to DBF on Mac OS or Linux?
    Yes, you can use AnyConv on any operating system that has a web browser. Our XLS to DBF converter works online and does not require software installation.

Information about XLS and DBF file formats

Full name XLS - Microsoft Excel Binary File Format Database File
File extension .xls .dbf
MIME type application/vnd.ms-excel
Developed by Microsoft dBASE
Type of format Spreadsheet Database
Description Microsoft Excel, up until 2007 version used a proprietary binary file format called Excel Binary File Format (.XLS) as its primary format. Excel 2007 uses Office Open XML as its primary file format, an XML-based format that followed after a previous XML-based format called "XML Spreadsheet". 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 comprehend the structure and the fact that DBF was one of the earliest files of its type adapted by the database community.
Technical details OpenOffice.org has created documentation of the Excel format. Since then, Microsoft has made the Excel binary format specification available to download freely. The contents of a DBF file comprise multiple sets of 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 know 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.
File conversion XLS conversion DBF conversion
Associated programs Microsoft Office, LibreOffice, Kingsoft Office, Google Docs. 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/Microsoft_Excel#File_formats https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DBase#File_formats