.ODB File Extension

.ODB File Extension

2 file types use the .odb file extension.
File Type 1

OpenDocument Database

Developer Apache Software Foundation
3.8  |  23 Votes
Category Database Files
Format Zip

What is an ODB file?

An ODB file contains a database created by Apache OpenOffice Base (OOBase), an open-source desktop relational database program. It stores an archive of data files that comprise the database and is formatted according to the OpenDocument standard. ODB files are used to save structured information such as tables and records.

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Screenshot of a .odb file in Apache OpenOffice Base 4.1.3
ODB file open in Apache OpenOffice Base 4.1.3

OpenDocument databases contain a collection of files and folders that are compressed using Zip compression. They include settings.xml, context.xml, and manifest.xml files, as well as a database folder that contains the following files:

  • properties: stores database settings
  • script: contains table definitions
  • data: contains the current state of the database
  • backup: stores a compressed backup of the last consistent database state
  • log: records changes to the database

How do I open an ODB file?

You can open an ODB file in OpenOffice Base (cross-platform) or LibreOffice Base (cross-platform). In OpenOffice Base, select File → Open... from the program's menu bar to open your ODB file.

You can also decompress your ODB file to manually examine the .XML files and database folder it contains. To do so, rename your ODB file to use the .zip extension and then decompress it with any Zip decompression utility, such as 7-Zip (Windows), Apple Archive Utility (Mac), or B1 Free Archiver (cross-platform).

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Programs that open ODB files

Updated March 30, 2021
File Type 2

ABAQUS Database

Developer N/A
3.1  |  9 Votes
Category Database Files
Format N/A

What is an ODB file?

Database referenced by ABAQUS simulations; used for engineering and other analysis purposes.

Programs that open ODB files

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