It is used by dBase, Clipper, FoxPro, and their Windows equivalents Visual dBase, Visual Objects, Visual FoxPro, Delphi, 1C and other products.
There are several different formats: dBase III, dBase IV, FoxPro, Visual FoxPro, dBase Level 7 etc.
Usually, DBF database consists of several files:
A major legacy of dBASE is its .dbf file format, which has been adopted in a number of other applications. The term XBase is often used for the group of applications.
dBASE's database system was one of the first to provide a "header" section for describing the structure of the data in the file. This meant that the program no longer required advance knowledge of the data structure, but rather could ask the data file how it was structured.