Open dbf file
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What is dbf file?
Files with dbf file extension is traditionally used for database files by various database management programs. Originally developed by dBase, DBF file format is widely supported.
dbf file description
File extension dbf is traditionally used for database file by many database applications. The original program, which used the DBF file extension for its database, was dBAse.
dBase was the first widely used database management system (DBMS) for microcomputers, published by Ashton-Tate for CP/M, and later on the Apple II, Apple Macintosh, UNIX, VMS, and IBM PC under DOS where it became one of the best-selling software titles for a number of years. dBase was slow to transition successfully to Microsoft Windows and gradually lost market share to competitors such as Paradox, Clipper, FoxPro, and Microsoft Access. Ashton-Tate was bought by Borland in 1991, which sold the rights to the product line in 1999 to the newly-formed dBase Inc. In 2004, dBase Inc. changed its name to dataBased Intelligence, Inc.
Starting in the mid 1980s many other companies produced their own dialects or variations on the product and language. These included FoxPro (now Visual FoxPro), Arago, Force, dbFast, dbXL, Quicksilver, Clipper, Xbase++, FlagShip, Recital, CodeBase, MultiBase and Harbour/xHarbour. Together these are informally referred to as xBase.
A major legacy of dBase is its dbf file format, which has been adopted in a number of other applications. For example, the shapefile format developed by ESRI for spatial data in a geographic information system uses .dbf files to store feature attribute data.
Software that will open dbf file
Other dbf file extensions
dbf - AbacusLaw data
A dbf file extension is related to AbacusLaw, a management software for lawyers. A dbf file stores various data.
dbf - ACDSee thumbnail cache
A dbf file extension is related to the ACDSee digital photo management software. A dbf file stores thumbnail cache.
dbf - Act! main database
Files with dbf file extension can be also found as databases from Act! application that us used to manage everything related to contacts and calendar.
dbf - Alpha Five table data
A dbf file extension is related to the Alpha Five applications development environment. A dbf file stores table data.
dbf - Arago database
A dbf file extension is related to the Arago, a dBASE IV-compatible DBMS and compiler. A dbf file contains database.
dbf - ArcView shapefile attribute table
Files with dbf file extension can also be found as special attribute files for ESRI ArcView / ArcGIS solutions.
dbf - CLIPPER database
Files with dbf file extension can also be found as databases made using Clipper computer programming language and a compiler for dBASE III.
dbf - dBASE III/IV database
A dbf file extension is related to dBASE III/IV database management system. A .dbf file stores database.
dbf - dBFast database
A dbf file extension is related to the dBFast database programming language and database management software. A dbf file contains database.
dbf - FLAMES Recorder output data
A dbf file extension is related to the FLAMES, a simulator of commercial and military vehicles and systems.
dbf - iAnywhere database
A dbf file extension is related to the iAnywhere. A dbf file contains database.
dbf - JetForm FormFlow data file
Files with dbf extension can be also found as data files from the JetForm FormFlow.
dbf - NovaBACKUP backup database
A dbf file extension is related to the NovaBACKUP, a backup software for Windows. A dbf file stores backup database.
dbf - NovaLogic game dialog binary format
A dbf file extension is related to computer games developed by the NovaLogic. A dbf file contains dialog in binary file format.
dbf - Oracle Database 8 tablespace
A dbf file extension is related to the Oracle Database version 8 a database management system. A dbf file stores tablespace.
dbf - Palm Zire photo database
A dbf file extension is related to the Palm Zire, a family of personal digital assistant devices. A dbf file stores database of photos.
dbf - Psion Series 3 database
A dbf file extension is related to the Psion Series 3 a family of pocket computers with EPOC (SIBO, later Symbian) operating system. A dbf file stores database.
dbf - The Network Diary database
A dbf file extension is related to The Network Diary application. A dbf file contains database.
dbf - Visual FoxPro database table
A dbf file extension is related to Microsoft Visual FoxPro database system and programming language. A dbf file stores database table that stores header and data records.
dbf - Wordtech database
A dbf file extension is related to the Wordtech database management software.
dbf - xBase database
A dbf file extension is associated with the xBase (generic term for all programming languages that derive from the original dBASE (Ashton-Tate) programming language and database formats). A dbf file stores database.