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

empty icon.dbf - Common database [common]

empty icon.dbf - CLIPPER database file

empty icon.dbf - Arago database

empty icon.dbf - AbacusLaw data file

empty icon.dbf - dBFast database file

dbf icon.dbf - Visual FoxPro database table

empty icon.dbf - Wordtech database file

empty icon.dbf - xBase database

empty icon.dbf - Act! main database

empty icon.dbf - dBASE III/IV database

empty icon.dbf - Oracle Database 8 tablespace file

empty icon.dbf - Alpha Five table data

empty icon.dbf - iAnywhere database

empty icon.dbf - JetForm FormFlow data file

empty icon.dbf - NovaBACKUP backup database

empty icon.dbf - The Network Diary database file

empty icon.dbf - Palm Zire photo database file

empty icon.dbf - Psion Series 3 database

empty icon.dbf - NovaLogic game dialog binary format

dbf icon.dbf - ACDSee thumbnail cache

empty icon.dbf - FLAMES Recorder output file

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DBF file extension - ArcView shapefile attribute table file

What is dbf file? How to open dbf files?

File type specification:

GIS, GPS navigation and map file type icon GIS, GPS navigation and map file type

The dbf file extension is also used for ArcView shapefile attribute format. This type of .dbf files use columnar attributes for each shape and are saved in dBase III format.

The ESRI Shapefile is a popular geospatial vector data format for geographic information systems software. It is developed and regulated by ESRI as a (mostly) open specification for data interoperability among ESRI and other software products. A shapefile commonly refers to a collection of files with *.shp, *.shx, .dbf, and other extensions on a common prefix name (e.g., "lakes.*"). The actual shapefile relates specifically to files with the ".shp" extension, however this file alone is incomplete for distribution, as the other supporting files are required.

Shapefiles spatially describe geometries: points, polylines, and polygons. These, for example, could represent water wells, rivers, and lakes, respectively. Each item may also have attributes, that describe the items, such as the name or temperature.

The default software associated to open dbf file:

ArcGIS for Desktop Basic (ArcView) icon

Esri logoArcGIS for Desktop Basic (ArcView)  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Esri

ArcGIS for Desktop Basic (formerly known as ArcView) is GIS (geographic information system) application used to visualizing, managing, creating, and analyzing geographic data.

ArcGIS for Desktop Basic is a part of the ArcGIS Desktop. ArcGIS for Desktop Basic supports creation of interactive maps, spatial analysis, GIS deployment, map viewing and navigation, map printing etc.

Help how to open:

This type of .dbf files can only be opened and used within ArcView.

How to convert:

In theory, it should be possible to convert these files much like any other dBase III database. However, ArcView most likely can only work with the default .dbf files.

List of software applications associated to the .dbf file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android 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 dbf files.

Software that open dbf file - ArcView shapefile attribute table file

Programs supporting the exension dbf on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about ArcGIS for Desktop Basic (ArcView) for open dbf file action.

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