Version2019(as of 11/1/2023)
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Main Features

  • Access most modern database engines
  • Perform calculations with 34 digits of precision
  • IDE capabilities
  • WYSIWYG form creation
  • Create complex SQL statements with a drag-and-drop interface
  • Find what you need with Enhanced Project Navigation

Software Overview

Screenshot of dBASE 2019
Screenshot of dBASE 2019

dBASE is a database management system that also provides an IDE, compiler, and syntax editor. The software first appeared on the scene in 1979. It has since grown to be a powerful tool and today can support most modern database engines like MySQL, SQL Server, Access, and FoxPro.

The software provides many useful tools for developing and managing your database and supporting rapid application development. It provides a useful SQL Builder that allows you to construct complex SQL statements with a simple drag-and-drop interface. It also has a Project Explorer and Enhanced Project Navigation that make it easy to find a window or resource that you need.

Besides tools to make database management easier, dBASE also has other features to improve its functionality. dBASE supports ActiveX Dynamic Objects (ADO) to improve its compatibility and includes several custom ADO components that make it easy to use. dBASE can also perform high-precision math with floating point numbers that support up to 34 digits of precision, pushing your mathematical accuracy even further.


There are many different database management systems available today. If you want an intuitive interface that simplifies database management, then dBASE might be the option for you.

Primary File Type

file  icon.PRJdBASE Project

Supported File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.PRJdBASE Project
.$DBdBASE Temporary File
.CFMdBASE Custom Form
.CODCompiled Source Code
.CRPdBASE Custom Report
.DBFDatabase File
.DBKdBASE Database Backup
.DBTDatabase Text File
.DBVDatabase Variable Field File
.FILACL Database Table
.MDXdBASE Multiple Index File
.NDXdBASE Index (Legacy)
.SDFStandard Database Format
.STRdBASE Structure List Object File
.TBKdBASE Database Text Backup
.VALValues List

Additional Related File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.CDXCompound Index File
.DBFFoxPro Table
.IDXIndex File
.MBKdBASE Multiple Index Backup File
.NTXClipper Index File
.PRGxBase Program File
Updated 11/1/2023