Family of microcomputer programs used for manipulating large quantities of data; also, a related fourth-generation language. The first version, dBASE II, was published by Ashton-Tate in 1981; it has since become the basis for a recognized standard for database applications, known as xBase
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dBase (also stylized dBASE) was one of the first and in its day the most successful database management systems for microcomputers. The dBase system includes the core database engine, a query system, a forms engine, and a programming language that ties all of these components together. dBase`s underlying file format, the .dbf file, is widely used....
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