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I just got some 20Gb of data in a Visual FoxPro database with a custom frontend probably written in the same framework, and need to extract that data in any well-known format. I don't know anything about VFP in particular, but as it is SQL, there should be a way of opening an SQL console, or maybe an vfpdump utility. How can I do that?

Everything I have now are a bunch of obscure binary files and a frontend executable.

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dbview file.dbf > outfile.csv


dbf2mysql file.dbf > file.sql
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Are you on Windows? You could check out the ODBC driver.

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Yes, that frontend runs on Windows, but how can I 'connect' to the database consising of a several local files? –  whitequark Nov 16 '10 at 14:31
What are their file extensions? Anyway the ODBC driver should take care of them –  Joril Nov 16 '10 at 14:51

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