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

empty icon.dbf - Common database [common]

empty icon.dbf - ArcView shapefile attribute table file

empty icon.dbf - CLIPPER database file

empty icon.dbf - Arago database file

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 file

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 file

empty icon.dbf - iAnywhere database

empty icon.dbf - JetForm FormFlow data file

empty icon.dbf - NovaBACKUP backup database file

empty icon.dbf - The Network Diary database file

empty icon.dbf - Palm Zire photo database file

empty icon.dbf - NovaLogic game dialog binary format

dbf icon.dbf - ACDSee thumbnail cache file

empty icon.dbf - FLAMES Recorder output file

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DBF file - Psion Series 3 database file

What is dbf file? How to open dbf files?

File type specification:

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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:

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:

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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