(PRWEB) March 20, 2013
ACCDB, MDB, MDF, and PDB file extensions are associated with a variety of different file types one of which is a database file type. Taking into account that database files are stored in different formats according to the program which created them, Avanquest recently introduced recommendations on the main types of software to open ACCDB, MDB, MDF, and PDB files. Database files typically contain text, numerical data, charts, tables, fields, and other data.
File extension ACCDB is related to Microsoft Access and is a database file that stores information organized in a structured format. ACCDB files are the later version of the MDB file format and provide additional functions which are offered with more recent versions of Microsoft Access.
File extension MDB is a database file that is created with earlier versions of Microsoft Access. Microsoft Access is part of the Microsoft Office Professional Suite of applications and offers a database structure for organizing data as described above.
File extension MDF is defined as an SQL Server database file which is commonly used with Microsoft SQL Server. SQL Server is a database program which is typically deployed by large enterprises and utilizes the MDF file extension in addition to customized MDF files.
File extension PDB is a common database file format which can be used with more than one database application. Some of the applications include Intuit Quicken, Microsoft Visual Studio, and other programs compatible with the PDB file format.
Database file formats can be opened and edited using a variety of different database software applications. In some cases, database files can also be converted or exported to another format for use with a broader range of application. File extension ACCDB, MDB, MDF, and PDB can be opened using the following software applications.
Microsoft Access: File extension ACCDB and MDB can be opened using Microsoft Access 2010. Microsoft Access is available for download on the Microsoft website and can be downloaded with or without the complete Microsoft Office Professional Suite. Access is designed to be used with the Windows operating system.
MDB Viewer: File extension MDB and ACCDB can be opened using MDB Viewer. Windows users can open these file extensions using MDB Viewer Plus and Mac OS X users should open the files with MDB Viewer. Both applications are available for download on the CNET and Softpedia websites. For the Linux operating system, MDB and ACCDB files can be opened using MDB Tools, which is an application that makes Microsoft Access data available on other platforms. MDB Tools is available as an unpaid download on the SourceForge website.
Visual Studio: File extension PDB, ACCDB, MDB, and MDF can be opened using Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 which is a developer program for creating software and database applications. Visual Studio 2012 is available as a paid download in the Microsoft Store online and is compatible with the Windows operating system.
SQL Server: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard can be used to open file extension MDF. SQL Server is enterprise level and can be purchased in the Microsoft Store. SQL Server manages multiple database applications and is designed to be used with the Windows operating system.
Intuit Quicken: PDB files can be opened using Intuit Quicken 2013 which is available on the Intuit website. Windows users should use the Quicken 2013 version. Mac OS X users can open file extension PDB with Quicken Essentials for Mac.
Mathematica 9: Wolfram Mathematica 9 will open file extension MDB and is an application which performs computations and manages workflow processes. Mathematica 9 is available in a trial version on the Wolfram website and is compatible with the Windows operating system and Mac OS X.
These are a few of the software applications recommended by Avanquest to open ACCDB, MDB, MDF, and PDB files. Some of the file extensions can also be converted to another format using a file conversion application or by using the export feature in the corresponding database application.