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Light and easy DBF reader

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Light and easy DBF reader

No fancy stuff, just DBF reading for most common format versions.

  • Python 2.7, 3.4+;
  • Uses namedtuple for row representation and iterative row reading to minimize memory usage;
  • Works fine with cyrillic (supports KLADR and CBRF databases);
  • Reads .dbf from zip files.


from dbf_light import Dbf

with'some.dbf') as dbf:

    for field in dbf.field:
        print('Field: %s' % field)

    print('Rows (%s):' % dbf.prolog.records_count)

    for row in dbf:

# Read `some.dbf` from zip (ignoring filename case):
with Dbf.open_zip('some.dbf', 'here/', case_sensitive=False) as dbf:


Requires click package (can be installed with: pip install dbf_light[cli]).

$ dbf_light describe myfile.dbf
$ dbf_light show myfile.dbf

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