How to Convert DBF to XLS

By Dmitriy Richter

DBF is the file format for dBase II, the first commonly-used database management system for a wide variety of operating systems. XLS is the standard file extension for Microsoft Office Excel's program files. Since DBF files generally indicate an older version of database storage, converting them to Excel files is useful for many PC users.

Things You'll Need

  • DBF file
  • Conversion software

Conversion using DBFView

Step 1

Download and install the DBFView converter from the link in the "Resources" section of this article.

Step 2

In the top toolbar menu of DBFView, click on the "Open" icon and select the desired file for conversion. Once selected, click "Open" in the browsing window.

Step 3

In the top menu, select "File", "Export to..." and "Excel File". In the new window, click the "..." button next to "Output filename" to select a destination folder and name the file.

Step 4

Click "OK" to convert the DBF file to XLS and export it to your selected destination folder.

Conversion using DBF to XLS (Excel) Converter

Step 1

Download and install DBF to XLS (Excel) Converter from the link in the "Resources" section of this article.

Step 2

Run the program. The "White Town Wizard" will appear.

Step 3

Click the "Browse" button at the top right of the screen and select a DBF file to convert. Click "Next" at the bottom of the window.

Step 4

In the next window, click "Browse" and select a destination folder or disk for your converted file. Name the file and click "OK".

Step 5

Click "Next" at the bottom of the window. Click "OK" to convert the file from DBF to XLS.