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Firebird to CSV

Latest version 1.0 released 06/26/2023

Firebird to CSV converter is a free program to export Firebird or Interbase databases into comma separated values (CSV) files. The program has high performance due to direct reading of the source database and writing into CSV files. Firebird to CSV converter does not use ODBC or any other middleware. Command line support allows to script, automate and schedule the conversion process.

Features of Firebird to CSV

  • All versions of Firebird and Interbase are supported
  • Fast conversion engine (100MB database - in less than 5 minutes on average modern system)
  • Option to convert individual tables
  • Option to select separator: tab, comma or semicolon
  • Option to store conversion settings into profile
  • Command line support
  • Easy-to-use wizard-style interface
  • Full install/uninstall support
  • Unlimited 24/7 support service
  • Freeware


  • Supported OS: Windows XP(SP2 or SP3)/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8/10, Linux with WINE

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Command Line

To perform batch conversion or call the conversion procedure from an automation script you can use console version of Firebird to CSV converter. This is file F2CAGENT.EXE in the installation folder. You can either run this tool directly from command line or call it from any script as well. F2CAGENT.EXE supports the following command-line options:

--dest=...   path to the folder with CSV files
--help   display help message and exit
--inc_fnames   include Firebird field names into CSV files
--logfile=...   path to the logfile where execution traces will be written
--mode=...   how to process an existing CSV folder (0 - overwrite the entire folder, 1 - overwrite existing files only, 2 - skip existing files)
--n_delim=...   delimiter symbol to use in the resultinig CSV file (0 - tab, 1 - semicolon, 2 - comma)
--profile=...   path to the file to load conversion settings from
--silent   use this option to disable program output
--tab_file=...   file containing the list of tables to convert
(one table name per line)

In the following example command line version of Firebird to CSV converter exports Firebird database "c:\data\db1.fdb" into CSV files in folder "c:\csv data" using table names file "c:\tabfile1.txt":

F2CAGENT.EXE --src=c:\data\db1.fdb --dest="c:\csv data" --tab_file=c:\tabfile1.txt 

Table names file should be formatted as follows:



  1. If you omit 'tab_file' parameter, all database tables will be converted
  2. Command line parameters that contain spaces should be enclosed in quotes (for example --dest="c:\my database.fdb")
  3. If you omit 'mode' parameter, default mode 'overwrite the entire folder' will be used

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