This topic describes how to import data from a DBF file.
Data Import Wizard tabs can slightly differ due to the product you use.
Decide what table to import the data to:
For a new table:
For an existing table:
In Database Explorer, right-click a table and select Import Data on the shortcut menu. The Data Import wizard opens with predefined parameters: a PostgreSQL connection, a database, a schema, and a table to import the data to.
Alternatively, on the Database menu, click Import Data and select a required table in the Destination table wizard tab.
Specify a PostgreSQL connection, a database, a schema, and a table to import the data to. If you selected a table in Database Explorer before opening the Data Import wizard, the wizard will open with the predefined connection parameters of the selected table. To create or edit PostgreSQL connections, click the corresponding buttons, and then click Next.
Map the Source columns to the Target ones. If you are importing the data into a new table, dbForge Studio will automatically create and map all the columns. If you are importing into an existing table, only columns with the same names will be mapped, the rest should be mapped manually. (If no columns with the same name are found, they are mapped in succession - the 1st column in Source with the 1st column in Target, etc.).
See the Target columns on top of the wizard page and the Source columns at the bottom. Click the Source column fields and select required columns from the drop-down list.
To cancel mapping of all the columns, click Clear Mappings on the toolbar. To restore it, click Fill Mapping.
If you are importing to a new table, you can edit the Target column properties by double-clicking them in the top grid. Select the Key check box for a column with a primary key and click Next.
You should select at least one column with a primary key, otherwise some of import modes on the Modes wizard page will be disabled.
You can save the import settings as a template for future uses. To save the selected settings, on any wizard page, click Save Template. Next time you should only select a template and specify a location of the Source data - all the settings will be already set. For more information, go to Saving and Using Templates.