There are 8 other file types using
the FMT file extension!

fmt icon.fmt - Lotus 1-2-3 file

empty icon.fmt - Microsoft Schedule+ print data

empty icon.fmt - Pro/ENGINEER data

empty icon.fmt - Cardbox format file

empty icon.fmt - Ox gauss matrix file

empty icon.fmt - Sandisk Sansa format file

empty icon.fmt - Mincom LinkOne file

empty icon.fmt - ENVI tape script

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FMT file extension - Database format

What is fmt file? How to open fmt files?

File type specification:

Database file type icon Database file type

The fmt file extension was commonly used by database programs such as dBASE IV, FoxPro, Clipper 5, dBFas, or Gate3 for one of their data formats.

Probably replaced by some unique file extension to distinguish formats from each other.

Updated: April 4, 2018

The default software associated to open fmt file:

dBASE icon

dataBased Intelligence, Inc. logodBASE  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..

Help how to open:

Many database management programs should support this particular file type.

How to convert:

Various database formats can be usually converted between each other, or exported to some exchange format.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .fmt 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 fmt file, edit fmt file, convert fmt file, view fmt file, play fmt file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with fmt file - Database format

Click on the software link(s) for more information. Suggested software applications use fmt file type for internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open fmt file actions.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with fmt file by default:
dBASE small icon dBASE
Other suggested software:
FoxPro small icon FoxPro
Visual FoxPro small icon Visual FoxPro

Multiplatform:

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