dbf2mysql, mysql2dbf - convert between xBase and MySQL databases
dbf2mysql [-v[v]] [-f] [-u|-l] [-n] [-o field[,field]] [-e conversion-
file] [-s old-name=new-name[,old-name=new-name]] [-i field[,field]] [-d
database] [-t table] [-c[c]] [-p primary] [-h host] [-F] [-q] [-r] [-x]
[-P password] [-U user] dbf-file
mysql2dbf [-v[v]] [-u|-l] -d database -t table [-h host] [-q query] [-P
password] [-U user] dbf-file
dbf2mysql takes an xBase file and sends queries to an MySQL server to
insert it into an MySQL table.
mysql2dbf dumps a MySQL table to a dbf file.
-v Produce some status output.
-vv More verbose.
-vvv Even more verbose: produce a progress report.
-f Translate all field names in the xBase file to lowercase.
-u Translate all text in the xBase file to uppercase.
-l Translate all text in the xBase file to lowercase.
-n Allow NULL fields: ’NOT NULL’ will be not added in table
List fields to insert into MySQL database. Primary use is to
ease import of complex dbf files where we want only few fields.
NOTE: -o is processed before substitution (-s), so you have to
use dbf field names here.
Specify file for CHAR fields conversion. File format is: 1st
line: number of characters to convert (number of lines).
Further lines: <char_to_convert> <char_after_conversion>.
Takes a list of field name/new field name pairs. Primary use is
to avoid conflicts between field names and MySQL reserved
keywords. When the new field name is empty, the field is
skipped in both the CREATE clause and the INSERT clauses, i.e.
it will not be present in the MySQL table. For example:
List fields to be indexed. MySQL field names should be used
Select the database to insert into. Default is ’test’.
Select the table to insert into. Default is ’test’.
-c[c] Create table if one doesn’t exist already. If the table already
exists, drop it and build a new one. The default is to insert
all data into the named table. If -cc is specified, no records
will be inserted.
Select the primary key. You have to give the exact field name.
Select the host to insert into. Untested.
-F Fixed length records. (By default CHAR is saved as VARCHAR.)
-q dbf2mysql: "Quick" mode. Inserts data via temporary file using
’LOAD DATA INFILE’ MySQL statement. This increased insertion
speed on my PC 2-2.5 times. Also note that during whole ’LOAD
DATA’ affected table is locked.
mysql2dbf: Specify custom query to use.
-r Trim trailing and leading whitespace from CHAR type fields data.
-x Start each table with _rec and _timestamp fields.
Specify password on the MySQL server.
Specify user on the MySQL server.
mysql2dbf can’t write MEMO files at this time.
Possibly incorrect field lengths for REAL numbers.
Originally written by Maarten Boekhold <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Patched for MySQL by Michael Widenius <email@example.com>, 3 Nov
Manual page written for Debian GNU/Linux from README by Heiko
Schlittermann <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Aug 1997; updated by Matej Vela
<email@example.com>, Nov 2001.
Use this piece of software as you want, modify it to suit your needs,
but please leave my name in place ok? :)
The authors do not accept any responsibility for possible damage you
get as result of using this program.