File Extensions

SmartWare Database uses several file extensions to identify different kinds of files. The following table lists file types and their corresponding extensions. You will learn more about these file types in subsequent chapters.

File Type

Extension

Data-files

db

Index files

idx

Physical index files

pix

Key files

key

Input-Screen files

is3

Macro files

mac

Project files (text version)

pf3

Project files (runtime version)

rf3

Query definition files

dfq

Report definition files

dfr

Sort definition files

dfs.

Transact definition files

dft

Cross-Tab definition files

dfw

Relate definition files

dfx

Custom view files

vw

Standard view files

vws

   
   

Automatic File Backup

SmartWare Database provides an option for automatic file backup on the Tools Preferences Global menu (see Tools Preferences for details). If you choose Yes for this setting, the program automatically retains backup copies for files of all types except data-files, index files, key files, input-screen files, and runtime project files. Backup files do not appear in prompter displays. The extensions of the files that are automatically backed up are as follows:

File Type

Extension

Macro files

mbk

Project files (text version)

bp3

   

Query definition files

bfq

Report definition files

bfr

Sort definition files

bfs

Transact definition files

bft

Cross-Tab definition files

bfw

Relate definition files

bfx

Custom view files

bvw

Standard view files

bvs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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