An sql file extension is used for SQL (Structured Query Language) data files. This file is used to exchange or export/import data from relational SQL databases, contains various SQL instructions etc. It is a text file, but only useful together with various sql database servers and sql management software.

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SQL file - Structured Query Language Data SQL data

What is sql file? How to open sql files?

File type specification:

Database file type icon Database file type

sql file icon: sql filetype icon

The sql file extension is mainly related to Structured Query Language or short SQL.

The sql files are text files written in the SQL language and contain SQL code, which is used to modify the contents of a relation database. These *.sql files may contain instructions and statements for creating or modifying database structure, such as data insertions, updates, deletions and other SQL operations.

The .sql files can be read, processed or edited by any SQL-compatible database program or suitable SDK or text editor.

The SQL was adopted as a standard by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in 1986 as SQL-86 and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in 1987.

The most common operation in SQL is the query, which is performed with the declarative SELECT statement. SELECT retrieves data from one or more tables, or expressions. Standard SELECT statements have no persistent effects on the database. Some non-standard implementations of SELECT can have persistent effects, such as the SELECT INTO syntax that exists in some databases

What SQL is able to do?

  • SQL can execute queries against a database
  • SQL can retrieve data from a database
  • SQL can insert records in a database
  • SQL can update records in a database
  • SQL can delete records from a database
  • SQL can create new databases
  • SQL can create new tables in a database
  • SQL can create stored procedures in a database
  • SQL can create views in a database
  • SQL can set permissions on tables, procedures, and views

The default software associated to sql file type:

Navicat Premium icon

PremiumSoft CyberTech Ltd. logoNavicat Premium  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
PremiumSoft CyberTech Ltd.

Navicat Premium is database administration tool for Microsoft Windows. It is able to connect and manage MySQL, Oracle and PostgreSQL databases.

MySQL Workbench icon

Oracle Corporation logoMySQL Workbench  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Oracle Corporation

MySQL Workbench is visual tool used to data modeling, SQL development, and SQL database administration. It is also able to configure SQL servers and administrate users.

Navicat for MySQL icon

PremiumSoft CyberTech Ltd. logoNavicat for MySQL  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
PremiumSoft CyberTech Ltd.

Navicat for MySQL is database administration and development tool for MysSQL databases. It is able to work with any MySQL database server from version 3.21 and newer.

MySQL icon

Oracle Corporation logoMySQL  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Oracle Corporation

A popular open source relational database management system, MySQL is used on many Internet database servers. It is able to provide multi-user access to number of databases.

MariaDB icon

MariaDB  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
MariaDB Foundation

MariaDB is replacement for MySQL server. It is recommended for database professionals that looking for a robust, scalable, and reliable SQL server solution.

Help how to open:

SQL data file is stored in simple text format and can be opened in text editor like Windows Notepad. However it is better to use any source code editor, or better, SQL database editor and management software (there are many sql database management tools like e.g. Navicat).
To exchange data between various database systems you need appropriate db tools. This is far beyond the content of this page.

How to convert:

SQL editors such as Navicat are able to export SQL databases and SQL data files in SQL dump database file, CSV or XML file format. SQL dump database as well as CSV and XML files are in simple text format and can be edited or convert to any other database format. To process data between database systems you need appropriate db tools.

Find conversions from sql file:

sql to accdb

sql to db3

sql to pdf

sql to psc

sql to xls

sql to xml

Find converter to sql file type:

accdb to sql

db to sql

db3 to sql

mdb to sql

mwb to sql

psc to sql

s3db to sql

Related links:

SQL at Wikipedia

List of software applications associated to the .sql 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 sql file, edit sql file, convert sql file, view sql file, play sql 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 ableto perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting sql files.

  • Open sql file
  • Edit sql file
  • View sql file
  • Create sql file
  • Import sql file
  • Export sql file
  • Backup sql file
  • Others sql file

Software that open sql file - Structured Query Language Data SQL data

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

Microsoft Windows:

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