Knowledge Base

File extension description in German
File extension description in French

File Extension FRM

Files with the file extension FRM are associated with multiple programs and applications and various file types. The programs and applications include MySQL, DataCAD, ADL, and Visual Basic. FRM files contain data and information related to the program that created the file.

If the file extension FRM is related to MySQL, the file is a database file type that contains data structures that are used with an SQL (Structured Query Language) database. The content includes tables, fields, and data that are used with the MySQL database. MySQL is a high performance database capable of running on more than 20 different platforms. The application is used by major web companies and large corporations.

FRM file extensions that are associated with DataCAD are a CAD file type that contains two and three dimensional illustrations, lines, objects, mathematical calculations, and other elements that are used with Computer Aided Design. DataCAD is an application that allows you to create complex models and drawings which are used for the manufacturing and engineering industry.

If the FRM file is created with ADL, it is a data file type that contains text, numerical data, document layouts, and other elements that are used when creating a legal contract. ADL Forms is a software application used by real estate professionals for creating and storing real estate contracts.

Visual Basic FRM files are text-based developer files that contain data which pertains to a specific project created with the Microsoft Visual Basic application. Visual Basic is a development application used by programmers to create software applications for the Windows operating system.

How to Open FRM Files

Since FRM files are associated with multiple programs and applications, double click on the file to see if it will automatically open in a default program you have installed on your PC. FRM files can consist of different file types, so you may already have a program which will open the file.

If the file extension FRM is part of MySQL, you should use MySQL to open the file. MySQL Database is typically used by corporate enterprises and is available on the MySQL website. The database application is compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, and the Linux operating system.

If the FRM files are related to DataCAD and you use Windows, you can open them with the DataCAD Computer Aided Design application, which is available as a free trial on the DataCAD website. You can also open the files using another CAD program such as AutoCAD, which is available for download on the AutoDesk website. You may lose some of the formatting and functions, but using an alternative program will allow you to open and view the contents of a FRM file.

FRM files that are associated with ADL Forms must be opened using the ADL Forms application. ADL is compatible with Windows and is available for download on the ADL Software website.

If the FRM file extension is created with Visual Basic and you use Windows, you can open the file with Microsoft Visual Basic or Visual Studio. Both programs are available on the Microsoft website.

Since FRM files are text-based, you can open them using any text editing program. For Windows, you can open FRM files using WordPad, Notepad, Open Office Writer, or Microsoft Word. For Mac OS X, you can open FRM files using Apple TextEdit, TextMate, Apple Pages, or Microsoft Word. You can also open FRM files on the Linux operating system with AbiWord, gEdit, OpenOffice Writer, or Vim.