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Name dBASE Database
Version III
Other names  
Identifiers PUID:  x-fmt/9
Classification Database
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 Little-endian (Intel)
Related file formats None.
Technical Environment  
Supported until  
Format Risk  
Developed by dBASE Inc.
Supported by dBASE Inc.
Source Digital Preservation Department / The National Archives
Source date 10 Oct 2003
Source description 11/2023 (v.115)- Links and specifications added to note field. Submitted by The National Library of Australia.
Last updated 15 Nov 2023
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