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Author Topic: Any suggestions for a good freeware DBF to Excel and Excel to DBF converter  (Read 5351 times)

patteo

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I would like to convert an DBF file to Excel and after making some modifications convert it back to a DBF format.

Can anyone suggest a freeware converter for this purpose.

Thanks

rht341

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Hello,

Excel itself can open DBF files.  Try Open and change the file types drop down to dBase files (.dbf).  That's the way it is in Excel 2007, i believe it is available in earlier versions of Excel as well.

HTH.

patteo

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Opps. Thanks.

I use File-ex

"File-Ex makes Windows file dialogs what they should be!"
http://www.cottonwoodsw.com/fx3summ.html

However, because it enhances the Windows File Open and Save Dialogs, certain options like what you mentioned gets hidden although I can temporarily disable File-Ex to show the original Microsoft Office File dialogs.

In any case, if you are using Windows XP, File-Ex is an indispensable software.

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try DBF Viewer Plus, which is a simple DBF viewer and allows some editing but not sure to what extent as i use Excel 2007 which as rht341 mentions is capable of opening DBF files.

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http://www.alexnolan.net

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OpenOffice maybe