Integrate Database File (DBF) Using FME

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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:

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.


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 Form FME Flow FME Flow Hosted Windows 64-bit Linux Mac
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