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External signatures File extension: dbf
Internal signatures
Name dBase Table Version III
Description Version number, Date of last update MMDD, First upper or lowercase character of field name, field type (C, D, L, M, N). Dbase III (versions 1.0, 1.1 and 1.2) was released by Ashton-Tate during the period 1984-85. Dbase III+ (versions 1.0 and 1.1) was released during the period 1986-1987. Dbase IV (versions 1.0 and 1.1) was released during the period 1988-1990. All used the same dBase III file format for a dbf.
Byte sequences
Position type Absolute from BOF
Offset 0
Byte order Little-endian
Value 03??[01:0C][01:1F]{28}([41:5A]|[61:7A]){10}(43|44|4C|4D|4E)
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