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File Type 1SQL Server Compact Database File

DeveloperMicrosoft
Popularity
3.9 (28 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryDatabase Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

Definition

Compact relational database developed by Microsoft, also known the SQL Server Compact (SQL CE) format; designed for applications that run on mobile devices and desktops; contains the complete database contents and can be up to 4GB in size.

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NOTE: Previous versions of SQL Server Compact were distributed as SQL Server for Windows CE and SQL Server Mobile Edition.

Program(s) that open .SDF files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Microsoft SQL Server 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio 2013
Flyhoward SDF Viewer
Updated 3/25/2009

File Type 2Spatial Data Format File

DeveloperAutodesk
Popularity
3.7 (28 Votes) Thanks for voting!
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CategoryGIS Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

Definition

Geodatabase format used to store infrastructural and geospatial data; supports multiple feature classes, which may each contain multiple geometric properties; optimized for large datasets of spatial information.

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The SDF format was developed by Autodesk and is used by several Autodesk programs, including Autodesk MapGuide Enterprise and AutoCAD Map 3D.

Program(s) that open .SDF files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Autodesk Topobase 2011
Autodesk AutoCAD Map 3D 2016
Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016
Safe Software FME Desktop
MapGuide Open Source
Linux LogoLinux
MapGuide Open Source
Updated 7/2/2014

File Type 3Standard Data File

DeveloperN/A
Popularity
3.4 (11 Votes) Thanks for voting!
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CategoryData Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

Definition

Standard database format used for storing data in a structured format; uses fields of fixed lengths to store values; can be imported and exported by various database and data analysis programs; commonly used for transferring data between different programs.

Program(s) that open .SDF files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Pervasive PSQL
dBase
Rosenvick AspireGold
Updated 12/10/2007

File Type 4Structure Data File

DeveloperSymyx Technologies
Popularity
3.1 (9 Votes) Thanks for voting!
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CategoryData Files
FormatText

Text

This file is saved in a plain text format. You can open and view the contents of this file using a text editor.

Definition

Chemical data file created in the Structure Data File (SDF) format, which was developed by Molecular Design Limited (MDL); saved in plain text and contains chemical structure records; used as a standard exchange format for chemicals information.

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Molecular Design Limited was renamed to MDL Information Systems and then later was acquired by Symyx Technologies, the organization that now maintains the SDF format.

Program(s) that open .SDF files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Avogadro
NISS PowerMV
Hyleos ChemFileBrowser
OpenEye Scientific VIDA
Advanced Chemistry Development ACD/ChemFolder
BioWisdom OmniViz
CheD
Mac OS X LogoMac
Avogadro
OpenEye Scientific VIDA
Linux LogoLinux
Avogadro
OpenEye Scientific VIDA
BioWisdom OmniViz
Updated 1/5/2011

File Type 5World in Conflict Game Map

DeveloperMassive Entertainment
Popularity
2.8 (6 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryGame Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

Definition

Map file used by World in Conflict, a real-time tactics war simulation game; stores the terrain, spawn points, item locations, and other map details; used for multiplayer gameplay.

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Custom maps can be created using WicEd, the World in Conflict map editor.

Program(s) that open .SDF files
Updated 11/18/2011