SDF file extension

Below you'll find information on
3
known file types that use the .SDF file extension.


1.
Standard Data File
Extension Added: June, 5th 2013
Last Updated: June, 5th 2013

Category:Database Files
Popularity: (Very common)

Files with the SDF extension can be standard database files used for saving and structuring information. Values are usually stored in fields of a predetermined size.

Standard database files are supported by a large number of data analysis applications and are also used for sharing information across multiple platforms and between various programs.


Windows
Pervasive SQL



2.
Spatial Database File
Extension Added: June, 5th 2013
Last Updated: June, 5th 2013

Category:Database Files
Popularity: (Common)

The SDF (Spatial Data File) format was developed by Autodesk and serves as a single user geodatabase file format. Geodatabase files are spatial databases optimized for saving and rendering elements within a geometrical blueprint.

SDF files can be used to store various 3D objects and complex elements such as linear networks, triangulated irregular networks and topological coverage.

Developed specifically for handling large amounts of spatial data, SDF files are used by many Autodesk applications such as AutoCAD Map 3D, Topobase and MapGuide.





3.
SQL CE Database File
Extension Added: June, 5th 2013
Last Updated: June, 5th 2013

Category:Database Files
Popularity: (Average)

The Microsoft SDF format was developed to store compact relational databases used by  programs that run on desktop computers and mobile devices.

SDF files have a maximum size of 4 GB and can feature a 128 bit data security encryption. They don’t need installation and deployment is as simple as copying the file to the target device.

A single SDF file is needed for a complete Microsoft SQL CE database.