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DBF file format

File extension
.dbf
File category
Description
Dbase, the database management software makes use of the DBF extension for the storage of its standard database files. However, dbase is not the only database software program compatible with DBF files as other “xBASE" programs support the file format as well. DBF gained popularity because its structure is easy to understand and also, it was earlier adopted by the database community.
Technical details
DBF file contains multiple sets of data that are stored and arranged in arrays. It is used in dBASE II as a file format. Also, it has been employed in the proceeding versions of dBASE III, III+, and IV. DBF file is one of the earliest database files having a header. The header makes the program not familiar with the data structure read DBF file. However, it can be used on Microsoft Excel OpenOffice Calc, and some other programs.
Programs
Microsoft Access 2016
Microsoft Excel 2016
Microsoft Visual FoxPro
Corel Quattro Pro X7
Apache OpenOffice
HiBase Group DBF Viewer 2000
Astersoft DBF Manager
DBF Viewer Plus
DBFView
Swiftpage Act!
Alpha Software Alpha Anywhere
Planamesa NeoOffice (Mac)
GTK DBF Editor (Mac & Linux)
multisoft FlagShip (Linux)
Main program
dBase
Developer
dBASE
MIME type
application/dbase
application/x-dbase
application/dbf
application/x-dbf
zz-application/zz-winassoc-dbf