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

dbf file icon.dbf - Common database file [common]

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 - 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 - Psion Series 3 database file

What is dbf file? How to open dbf files?

File type specification:

Database file type icon Database file type

Database files (DBF files) are binary files containing typed, variable length records. Many SIBO applications (for example, the MC Diary and the Series 3 Database) store their data in DBF files. The data files created and manipulated by OPL are also examples of DBF files.

Database files are designed to be Flash-friendly, that is, they may be stored and manipulated in Flash SSDs (or any other EPROM medium). A DBF file stored on such a medium may be modified by appending, deleting, or replacing records without having to make a new copy of the entire file.

The chapter Database Files in the PLIB Reference manual describes DBF files from the point of view of reading and writing them using PLIB function calls such as DbfOpen, DbfAppend, DbfFindRead, and DbfNextRead. The ISAM Manual discusses more advanced techniques for using DBF files, in conjunction with independent keyed index files. The present chapter focuses instead upon a description allowing access to DBF files independently of these specialised PLIB and ISAM functions.

First, the basic structure of a general DBF file is reviewed, and then particular examples are given of how various SIBO applications use DBF files. This information should assist the creation of file format conversion programs such as might run on another computer, for example converting between Series 3 Agenda files and files that can be read directly by PC-based PIMs (Personal Information Managers).

Help how to open DBF files:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert file with extension DBF:

As far as we know, this .dbf file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

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