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What is DBF File Extension? How to Open DBF?

DBF stands for dBase database file which is used by database applications. It was first introduced in dBase II, thereafter the subsequent versions of dbase till dbase IV continued using DBF file extension to store their data.

  • DataBase file format organizes data into multiple records with fields and data is stored in array data type.
  • This file can also be opened by Microsoft Excel & Microsoft Access.
  • The latest structure level supported by dBase is level 7.
  • The DBF file extension was introduced by Ashton-Tate.
  • DBF can also be understood by Clipper, FoxPro, Arago, Wordtech, and xBase products.
  • It is compatible with various operating systems includes Windows, Linux, & Mac.
  • dBase DBF file format organizes information like customer lists, financial data, products catalogue etc.

The DBF file belongs to the category of database Files.

  • FoxPro
  • NeoOffice Calc
  • LibreOffice

DBF File extension developed by Ashton-Tate

  • application/dbase
  • application/x-dbase
  • application/dbf
  • application/x-dbf
  • zz-application/zz-winassoc-dbf

Hex: 4F 50 4C 44 61 74 61 62

DBF file can be opened using two methods:

  1. DBF file can be open using Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access
  2. DBF file free view tool

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