Every bit of text and data you’re intentionally looking for or accidentally stumble upon while surfing the web is kept in a well-built database. There are countless utilities that struggle to provide more features and enhanced security, each using its own method to do so, creating compatibility issues. This is
‘s time to shine, coming as a simple means of safely converting a database from one format to another.
The application takes little time to deploy on your computer. However, before you rush to take it for a spin, you need to make sure your PC is equipped with
Java Runtime Environment
, otherwise you might encounter stability issues or it won’t function at all.
You’re greeted by a simple, but pretty intuitive interface that poses no accommodation problems. Although it feels a little rough after some time using it, menus and items you get to work with are comprehensive, making visuals an aspect easy to overlook.
Functionality is based on profiles, so you can’t just simply drag a database file over the main window for quick processing. This is somewhat of a drawback, because the whole profile creation task can take some time and gets a little confusing.
Nonetheless you end up in the profile dialog, with a few requirements that change depending on the type of database you want to load and to export to. File support isn’t remarkable either, with an odd selection of files you can load, such as various mobile database types, CSV, TXT, EXL, MDB and DBF.
The same number of formats can be picked for the output, with a few more options at your disposal, depending on the fields you want to convert. You can have a backup created just in case unexpected events occur, set encoding type and a few other dedicated settings.
All that’s left to do is hit the “Export” button, with the process being done almost instantly. However, the application often seems to be stubborn about the destination directory and you can get to spend a great deal of time looking for the new file, with general settings overwriting profile options in most cases.
Taking everything into consideration, we can say that DBConvert leaves a lot more to be desired, not necessarily because of the rather poor impression it leaves through functionality, but the shallow choices for types of databases. It’s on the right track and with a little more work it can surely come in handy one day.