File Extension

DBF File Format

dBASE file

DBF is a file format typically used by database software. DBF stands for DataBase File. DBF files were originally used in dBase II and continued through to dBase Version IV. The DBF file format originated by Ashton-Tate, but is understood by Act!, Clipper,FoxPro, Arago, Wordtech, xBase, and similar database ordatabase-related products.

DBF files can also be opened by Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access.

MIME type: application/dbase, application/x-dbase, application/dbf, application/x-dbf, zz-application/zz-winassoc-dbf

 

Learn more about .DBF files:

Visit the dBase web page.

See answers to .DBF-related questions on IT Knowledge Exchange.

This was last updated in July 2010
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