Other Formats

Other formats is a catch-all page for formats that do not fall within the email, text, image and video categories. It covers more obscure file formats that have specialized purposes, as well as the less likely to be used but widespread formats. An example of a widespread format that is less likely to be used by the public in SCERA, partially because it is rarely an archival public record, is a SQL database.

This page will be updated with information about file types and how to access them as formats become available in SCERA that do not easily fit within the standard type categories. Stay tuned for updates.

.mdb

.mdb stands for Microsoft Database and was the standard database format used by Microsoft Access software beginning with Microsoft Office 1995. The last version of Office to utilize this format was Microsoft Office 2003.

.accdb

.accdb stands for Access Database and was the standard database format used by Microsoft Access software beginning with Microsoft Office 2007.

.odb

.odb stands for Open-Document Database and is the database format used by the OpenOffice Base. Base is part of the OpenOffice software suite, a freely-available and open-source alternative to Microsoft Office. Base is analogous to Microsoft Office. The .odb format has been standard for Base since 2006.