An odb file extension is related to OpenDocument database format used by Base application. An (ODF) is an open XML-based document file format for office applications to be used for documents containing text, spreadsheets, charts, and graphical elements.

There are 4 other file types using
the ODB file extension!

empty icon.odb - ArcView object database ASCII data

empty icon.odb - Abaqus/CAE binary output data

empty icon.odb - Organizers Database database

empty icon.odb - Psion Organiser datafile and LZ diary

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ODB file extension - Apache OpenOffice OpenDocument database

What is odb file? How to open odb files?

File type specification:

Database file type icon Database file type

odb file icon: odb filetype icon

The odb file extension is associated with the Base a database software that is a part of office suite and its derivatives, like StarOffice and LibreOffice.

The odb file contains database stored in an OpenDocument file format. It is a zip archive container that stores various files in XML-file format.

To open this archive simply rename .odb file extension to .zip and open it in WinZip or other compatible applications.

The OpenDocument file format is an open XML-based document file format for office applications to be used for documents containing text, spreadsheets, charts, and graphical elements.

The file format makes transformations to other formats simple by leveraging and reusing existing standards wherever possible. As an open standard under the stewardship of OASIS, OpenDocument also creates the possibility for new types of applications and solutions to be developed other than traditional office productivity applications.

The default software associated to open odb file:

Apache OpenOffice Base ( Base) icon Project Team logoApache OpenOffice Base ( Base)  Multiplatform software

Company or developer: Project Team

Apache OpenOffice Base ( Base) is a powerful desktop management system and integral part of suite. It is a free alternative to Microsoft Access.

LibreOffice Base icon

The Document Foundation logoLibreOffice Base  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
The Document Foundation

LibreOffice Base is a complete desktop database solution with powerful features and many innovations.. It's an open source software that comes as an integral part of LibreOffice suite.

Base provides wizards to help users who are new to database design (or just new to Base) to create tables, queries, forms and reports, and it comes supplied with a set of predefined table definitions for tracking assets, customers, sales orders, invoices and many other commonly-useful items. If you're looking for a database for single-user situations, Base comes configured with the full HSQL relational database engine. It's an ideal solution for uncomplicated needs, and for people requiring an easy-to-understand, simple-to-use system: the data is stored right inside the Base file, and you also get native support for dBase flat files.

Apache OpenOffice ( icon Project Team logoApache OpenOffice (  Multiplatform software

Company or developer: Project Team

Apache OpenOffice ( is popular free office suite for variety of operating systems. is compatible with other major office suites. can create and edit documents (Writer), spreadsheets (Calc), presentations (Impress), graphics (Draw) and databases (Base). is localized in to 120 languages.

LibreOffice icon

The Document Foundation logoLibreOffice  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
The Document Foundation

LibreOffice is a comprehensive, professional-quality productivity office suite that is completely free to download. It includes word processor, spreadsheet, presentation, database and drawing software and is available in more than 30 languages and for all major operating systems, including Microsoft Windows, Mac and Linux (Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, Mandriva, Suse, ...).

Help how to open:

Use Base to work with the *.odb file.

How to convert:

You can export / save as.. *.odb files to other format.

Find conversions from odb file:

odb to accdb

odb to odf

odb to xls

Find converter to odb file type:

accdb to odb

dbf to odb

xlsx to odb

List of software applications associated to the .odb 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 odb file, edit odb file, convert odb file, view odb file, play odb file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

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 odb files.

Software that open odb file - Apache OpenOffice OpenDocument database

Programs supporting the exension odb on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open odb file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:



Main software associated with odb file by default:
Apache OpenOffice Base ( Base) small icon Apache OpenOffice Base ( Base)
LibreOffice Base small icon LibreOffice Base

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