The file extension SDB is associated with multiple programs and applications and various file types. The programs and applications include SAP2000, Microsoft, OpenOffice, and SmartQuest. SDB files contain data and information related to the program that created the file.
If the file extension SDB is related to SAP2000, the file is an image file type that contains structural designs and models created by engineers for the construction of public venues. SAP2000 is a Computer Aided Design program produced by Computers and Structures for use in designing transportation hubs, bridges, arenas, and other types of public facilities.
SDB files that are associated with Microsoft are a system file type that contains data related to the PC registry. This type of SDB file is commonly referred to as a Custom Application Compatibility Database and updates the registry when new applications are installed. The files are processed using the Microsoft Compatibility Database Installer Tool which is included in the Windows operating system.
If the SDB file is created with OpenOffice, it is a database file type that contains text, numerical data, formulas, and other elements commonly used with a database. This type of SDB file is created with older versions of OpenOffice and has recently been changed to the file extension ODB. OpenOffice is an open source suite of office productivity applications.
If the file extension SDB is associated with SmartQuest, the file is a text file type that contains information used for a survey database. SmartQuest is a software application produced by SmartQuest Technology which is used to gather information collected during marketing surveys.
How to Open SDB Files
Since the file extension SDB can be opened using 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. SDB files can consist of different file types, so you may already have a program which will open the file.
SDB files that are related to SAP2000 can be opened using the SAP2000 Computer Aided Design application by Computers and Structures. SAP2000 is available as a trial download on the Computer and Structures, Inc. website and is compatible with the Windows operating system. You can also use the ArchiCAD application, which is a Computer Aided Design program available on the GRAPHISOFT website. ArchiCAD is compatible with Windows and Mac OS X.
If the file extension SDB is associated with Microsoft Custom Application Compatibility Database, it is necessary to open the file using the Microsoft Compatibility Database Installer Tool. The tool comes preinstalled in Windows and is identified as sdbinst.exe. The file is accessed by clicking on Start and then choosing Run from the popup menu. Enter CMD in the command prompt to locate the sdbinst.exe file.
SDB files that are created with OpenOffice can be opened using OpenOffice Spreadsheet, which is part of the OpenOffice suite of applications. OpenOffice is available as a free download on the OpenOffice.org website and is compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, and the Linux operating system.
If the SDB file extension is related to SmartQuest, the file can be opened using any text editing program. If you are using Windows, you can open this type of SDB file with WordPad, Notepad, or TextPad. For Mac OS X, you can open SDB files using Apple TextEdit, TextMate, BBEdit, or Microsoft Word 2011. For the Linux operating system, you can use AbiWord, gEdit, Nano Editor, or Vim.