How to convert CSV files to DBF format

CSV format (comma separated values) is quite univeral data storage. If you use such tools as FoxPro, dBase, xBase and you want to import data from CSV to your database, there are special converters for this operation.

Both converters can work:
- as a standalone application, using graphic interface
- as a command line tool

In the first case you select one or more CSV files, choose the output file or folder, and set various options to customise the output files.
for example, you can define a source and output code page, type of the file.

In the second case you use command line interface:
it allows you to run converters with predefined parameters manually or using scheduler to automatise routine work.

For example (Windows and OSX):

csv2dbf.exe c:\source\file.csv -output=d:\target\ -batch -fields=; -type=foxpro /users/owner/file.csv -output=./target/ -batch -fields=, -type=dbase7