dBase Database Files

tap-dbf from edgarrmondragon

dbf file extension represents the dBase database file

The tap-dbf extractor pulls data from dBase Database Files that can then be sent to a destination using a loader.

Getting Started


If you haven't already, follow the initial steps of the Getting Started guide:

  1. Install Meltano
  2. Create your Meltano project

Installation and configuration

  1. Add the tap-dbf extractor to your project using
    meltano add
  2. meltano add extractor tap-dbf
  3. Configure the tap-dbf settings using
    meltano config
  4. meltano config tap-dbf set --interactive
  5. Test that extractor settings are valid using
    meltano config
  6. meltano config tap-dbf test

Next steps

If you run into any issues, learn how to get help.


The current capabilities for tap-dbf may have been automatically set when originally added to the Hub. Please review the capabilities when using this extractor. If you find they are out of date, please consider updating them by making a pull request to the YAML file that defines the capabilities for this extractor.

This plugin has the following capabilities:

  • catalog
  • state
  • discover
  • about
  • stream-maps
  • schema-flattening

You can override these capabilities or specify additional ones in your meltano.yml by adding the capabilities key.


The tap-dbf settings that are known to Meltano are documented below. To quickly find the setting you're looking for, click on any setting name from the list:

You can override these settings or specify additional ones in your meltano.yml by adding the settings key.

Please consider adding any settings you have defined locally to this definition on MeltanoHub by making a pull request to the YAML file that defines the settings for this plugin.

Path (path)

  • Environment variable: TAP_DBF_PATH

The file path.

Fs Root (fs_root)

  • Environment variable: TAP_DBF_FS_ROOT

Fs Root

Ignore Missing Memofile (ignore_missing_memofile)

  • Environment variable: TAP_DBF_IGNORE_MISSING_MEMOFILE

A boolean whether to ignore missing memofile.

Stream Maps (stream_maps)

  • Environment variable: TAP_DBF_STREAM_MAPS

Config object for stream maps capability. For more information check out Stream Maps.

Stream Map Config (stream_map_config)

  • Environment variable: TAP_DBF_STREAM_MAP_CONFIG

User-defined config values to be used within map expressions.

Flattening Enabled (flattening_enabled)

  • Environment variable: TAP_DBF_FLATTENING_ENABLED

'True' to enable schema flattening and automatically expand nested properties.

Flattening Max Depth (flattening_max_depth)

  • Environment variable: TAP_DBF_FLATTENING_MAX_DEPTH

The max depth to flatten schemas.

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Looking for help?

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meltano add extractor tap-dbf

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