There are 21 other file types using
the DBF file extension!

dbf file icon.dbf - ArcView shapefile attribute table file

dbf file icon.dbf - CLIPPER database file

dbf file icon.dbf - Arago database file

dbf file icon.dbf - AbacusLaw data file

dbf file icon.dbf - dBFast database file

dbf file icon.dbf - Visual FoxPro database table

dbf file icon.dbf - Wordtech database file

dbf file icon.dbf - xBase database file

dbf file icon.dbf - Act! main database

dbf file icon.dbf - dBASE III/IV database file

dbf file icon.dbf - Oracle Database 8 tablespace file

dbf file icon.dbf - Alpha Five table data file

dbf file icon.dbf - iAnywhere database file

dbf file icon.dbf - JetForm FormFlow data file

dbf file icon.dbf - NovaBACKUP backup database file

dbf file icon.dbf - The Network Diary database file

dbf file icon.dbf - Palm Zire photo database file

dbf file icon.dbf - Psion Series 3 database file

dbf file icon.dbf - NovaLogic game dialog binary format

dbf file icon.dbf - ACDSee thumbnail cache file

dbf file icon.dbf - FLAMES Recorder output file

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DBF file extension - Common database file

What is dbf file? How to open dbf files?

File type specification:

Database file type icon Database file type

The dbf file extension 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.

The default software associated to dbf file type:

dBASE icon

dataBased Intelligence, Inc. logo dBASE  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  dataBased Intelligence, Inc.

dBASE is widely used database management system (DBMS). dBASE has own programming language and supports many database formats. dBASE supports many platforms, such as Apple Mac, Microsoft Windows, Unix, MS-DOS, CP/M, Apple II etc..

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Help how to open DBF files:

The DBF Database file is widely supported file format, that was developed by dataBased Intelligence for dBASE. You can choose one of listed applications in associated applications list to open the DBF database file.

How to convert file with extension DBF:

You can use for example DBF Viewer 2000 to export data from the DBF database file or any of associated applications to export or save the DBF database file in to other file format.

Find conversions from dbf file:

dbf to accdb

dbf to adf

dbf to doc

dbf to mdb

dbf to sdf

dbf to xls

dbf to xlsx

Find converter to dbf file type:

accdb to dbf

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db to dbf

fdb to dbf

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xls to dbf

List of software applications associated to the .dbf file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open dbf file, edit dbf file, convert dbf file, view dbf file, play dbf file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Hint:
Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the dbf files.

  • Open dbf file
  • Save dbf file
  • Edit dbf file
  • View dbf file
  • Convert dbf file
  • Import dbf file
  • Export dbf file
  • Extract dbf file
  • Recover dbf file
  • Others dbf file

Software that open dbf file - Common database file

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open dbf file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with dbf file by default:
dBASE small icon dBASE
Other suggested software:
Visual FoxPro small icon Visual FoxPro
Microsoft Excel small icon Microsoft Excel
Corel Quattro Pro small icon Corel Quattro Pro
Corel Paradox
DMC
DBF Manager
DBF Converter & DBF Viewer

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