April 4th, 2014
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In this article, I will be telling you how you can import DBF file into Access 2010, 2016. Access 2010, 2016 can attach to external tables and it can also import data from external tables into the main database. So, here I will show you how to first attach to a DBF table as an external table. Further, describe you how to import the data and make it part of the .accdb file if you want to do that as well. Let’s start.
DBF files are the database files of database application. All the files of Dbase and Visual FoxPro are stored in .dbf file format. DBF files are the file format which was developed for micro-computers but now it is also used by different operating systems including Microsoft Windows 8 and Windows Server. MDB files are the MS Access database files which are stored in .mdb format. MS Access is a relational database model.
Note: You need to make sure that you choose one of the dBASE formats so that the .dbf files show up in your list to choose from. Here, I have chosen dBASE III (*.dbf) in this example.
Here, in this case, .accdb file is already saved, as api501.accdb, in the same location as the table that I imported. That’s because I started with a blank database. But, if you have a pre-existing database, then it could have imported the table into that database.
Sometimes you need a professional or fast solution to convert DBF file to MDB file format. For these situations, you need to use a third-party solution, one such tool is provided by SysInfoTools. DBF file Recovery, which allows you to efficiently recover corrupted DBF file and also handles corrupted DBF files which are created in any of these database applications: dBase II, dBase IV, Visual FoxPro, Clipper, and MultiBase. In addition, users can also save the recovered files in DBF and MDB file formats. How to Fix Corrupt DBF File Using DBF File Recovery Software?
Above, I have described the best possible ways to import DBF file into Access 2010, 2016. The manual approach, as well as the automated solution, has been described in detail. Now, it’s your call to select the right method for you.