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Name dBASE Database
Version IV
Other names  
Identifiers MIME:  application/dbase
PUID:  x-fmt/10
Family  
Classification Database
Disclosure  
Description dBase is a database management systems for microcomputers.The dBase system includes the core database engine, a query system, a forms engine, and a programming language that ties all of these components together. dBase's underlying file format, the .dbf file, is widely used in applications needing a simple format to store structured data.
Orientation Text
Byte order  
Related file formats None.
Technical Environment  
Released  
Supported until  
Format Risk  
Developed by None.
Supported by None.
Source Digital Preservation Department / The National Archives
Source date 10 Oct 2003
Source description Further information about the dBASE file format can be obtained at http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/formats/fdd/fdd000325.shtml
Last updated 03 Aug 2015
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