What is a dbf file?
Dbf files contain file headers which describe the structure of the data in the file. A program that reads the file does not require prior knowledge of the data structure. Although there are more sophisticated database formats the .dbf file format, is still widely used in many applications needing a simple format to store structured data. There is a need for a compact dbf viewer and dbf editor that will cope with the rich functionality of these well-established dBase and XBase dbf file formats by offering rapid and reliable on-the-fly access to the data.
Enter DBF Manager offers safe and secure access to the internals of the dBase dbf file format that is used by a variety of applications including Clipper, dBase, Visual FoxPro, dbf Foxpro, dbf cdx and Dbu. The wealth of highly sophisticated features includes comprehensive support for data structure modification. It also offers comprehensive data editing, data conversion and sophisticated search and replace features that are carefully tailored to suit the data type of interest. If, for example, the data type is date then a calendar display will pop up that offers convenient date editing features. If a memo display is appropriate for the data type it will automatically appear in an edit memo field. Common index searching combined with a high speed text search algorithm results in rapid data searches among any selection of database fields in your dbf files. DBF Manager supports filtered searches as well as searches within scopes. The dbf view search results can, of course, be printed out if this is required.
As well as dbf file data conversion and manipulation, DBF Manager offers a variety of data import/export formats. It will also encrypt and decrypt databases. This means that dbf conversion, for example from dbf to xls, is both quick and easy.
DBF Manager has a comprehensive set of tools to facilitate work on database indexing issues. For example, the intuitive index manager will perform real-time re-indexing as well as complete index rebuilds from an open dbf file It will also allow a wide variety of index file types to be opened, modified and viewed via the built-in dbf reader. The extensive index file manager feature set includes a print dbf structure feature.
The multi-document interface of DBF Manager is intuitive and the program is extremely flexible and configurable. No training is required and you can begin using it right out of the box. Try it now. Download the free trial version from here. We are sure that you will soon be convinced that this is the best compact solution for your individual or corporate database needs. When you purchase DBF Manager you can choose the most cost-effective license from our flexible, multi-tier, online ordering system and immediately receive your serial license code by email.
You can use DBF Manager to work with DBase, Clipper, Foxpro, Visual Foxpro dbf file formats
DBF Manager has enjoyable and intuitive user interfaces, that makes it easy to use by both novice users and computer professionals.
You can easy add, rename, and delete fields in your dbf files by using table structure designer
The .cdx, .mdx, .ndx, .ntx index files contain and maintain pointers to records in the table (.dbf) file and is organized according to the index key values. An index file is separate from but associated with a .dbf file. So, you should open a .dbf file firstly and then associated index file(s) if needed.
Unlike .cdx/.mdx files that open automatically when the associated table is opened, you must open a .ndx/.ntx file explicitly using program's Index Manager dialog box (File->Index manager menu item).
Index files are only relevant for searching in the DBF - you really don't need them (i.e. you CAN read the .dbf data file without the index file). Removing the index file might break you application though.
You can limit the records that you access to only the data you want by using temporary filter condition. You can set a separate filter for every open table.
The business customers can use the visual report designer (with a complete set of layout and design controls), to design highly formatted, interactive, and professional looking reports. Reports can be exported and repurposed to the electronic formats used by most end users (e.g. PDF and Excel).
You can export dbf file data to dbf, sql, csv, txt, xls, html file formats.
Use built-in import wizard for importing data from xls, txt, csv, xlsx, xml, dbf file formats.
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