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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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I am a Geographic Information Systems Technician and a DBF is part of each shapefile's constitution. Also, all or part of a database attribute table can be exported as a dBase file for import into Excel or Access so I just wanted to refresh my basic level of understanding of the parts.
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I'm doing a GIS paper and wanted to know about dbf as it is part of one of our assessments. Trying to link addresses via a table and the one they use is a dbf.
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Ive received notice from datd bace fundss notice saying that I am intiled to collect funds of over $ 4 million.
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Hi. How about a DBF with, say 7 million rows fo data? Access and Excel tend to blow up when i try to open DBFs that big. Any other software (other than ARCGIS) that will open these?
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