Microsoft Works Database

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'''Microsoft Works''' is a database from Microsoft.
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'''Microsoft Works Database''' is the native database format of the [[Microsoft Works]] office suite.
  
A partial parser is available here: https://bitbucket.org/jesseweinstein/sundry-python-stuff/src/82df96b0efd6acd144d39a18c6a244dced577664/msworks.py?at=master
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See [[Microsoft Works]] for more information and resources.
  
Documentation of the format (based on the parser above) is at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:JesseW/wdb_format
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== Identifiers ==
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{| class="wikitable"
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! Format !! Version !! Ext. !! PRONOM
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|-
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|Microsoft Works Database for DOS || 1.05 || .wdb || {{PRONOM|fmt/169}}
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|-
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|Microsoft Works Database for DOS || 1.12 || .wdb || {{PRONOM|fmt/170}}
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|-
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|Microsoft Works Database for DOS || 2.0 || .wdb || {{PRONOM|fmt/171}}
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|-
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|Microsoft Works Database for DOS || 3 || .wdb || {{PRONOM|fmt/259}}
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|-
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|Microsoft Works Database for DOS || 3a || .wdb || {{PRONOM|fmt/260}}
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|-
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|Microsoft Works Database for DOS || 3b || .wdb || {{PRONOM|fmt/261}}
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|-
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|Microsoft Works Database for Windows || 2.0 || .wdb || {{PRONOM|fmt/219}}
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|-
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|Microsoft Works Database for Windows || 2.0a || .wdb || {{PRONOM|fmt/222}}
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|-
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|Microsoft Works Database for Windows || 3.0 || .wdb || {{PRONOM|fmt/223}}
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|-
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|Microsoft Works Database for Windows || 3.0a || .wdb || {{PRONOM|fmt/224}}
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|-
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|Microsoft Works Database for Windows || 3.0b || .wdb || {{PRONOM|fmt/225}}
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|-
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|Microsoft Works Database for Windows || 4.0 || .wdb || {{PRONOM|fmt/226}}
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|-
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|Microsoft Works Database for Windows || 4.0a || .wdb || {{PRONOM|fmt/246}}
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|-
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|Microsoft Works Database for Windows || 4.5 || .wdb || {{PRONOM|fmt/249}}
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|-
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|Microsoft Works Database for Windows || 4.5a || .wdb || {{PRONOM|fmt/252}}
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|-
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|Microsoft Works Database for Windows || 2000 || .wdb || {{PRONOM|fmt/256}}
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|-
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|Microsoft Works Database for Macintosh || 3 || .wdb || {{PRONOM|fmt/268}}
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|-
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|Microsoft Works Database for Macintosh || 4 || .wdb || {{PRONOM|fmt/269}}
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|-
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|Microsoft Works Database [backup file] || || .bdb || {{PRONOM|x-fmt/344}}
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|}
  
Another parser is available here (written in Java): http://www.codealchemists.com/worksdatabaseconverter/
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== Identification ==
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Early WDB files (versions 1-2) may begin with (hex) {{magic|20 54 02 00 00 00 05 54 02 00}}.
  
See [[Ext:wdb]] for the [[User:Bender]]-created links.
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Later versions 3-9 are based on [[Microsoft Compound File]] format. The ''root CLSID'' {00021303-0000-0000-c000-000000000046} has been observed.
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==Screenshots==
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[[Image:MSWorksDatabase6.0-SaveAsDialog.png|300px]]
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== Links ==
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* A partial parser is available here: https://bitbucket.org/jesseweinstein/sundry-python-stuff/src/82df96b0efd6acd144d39a18c6a244dced577664/msworks.py?at=master
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* Documentation of the format (based on the parser above) is at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:JesseW/wdb_format
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* Another parser is available here (written in Java): http://www.codealchemists.com/worksdatabaseconverter/
  
 
[[Category:Microsoft]]
 
[[Category:Microsoft]]
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[[Category:Microsoft Compound File]]

Latest revision as of 16:07, 27 October 2020

File Format
Name Microsoft Works Database
Ontology
Extension(s) .wdb, .bdb
PRONOM fmt/256, others

Microsoft Works Database is the native database format of the Microsoft Works office suite.

See Microsoft Works for more information and resources.

Contents

[edit] Identifiers

Format Version Ext. PRONOM
Microsoft Works Database for DOS 1.05 .wdb fmt/169
Microsoft Works Database for DOS 1.12 .wdb fmt/170
Microsoft Works Database for DOS 2.0 .wdb fmt/171
Microsoft Works Database for DOS 3 .wdb fmt/259
Microsoft Works Database for DOS 3a .wdb fmt/260
Microsoft Works Database for DOS 3b .wdb fmt/261
Microsoft Works Database for Windows 2.0 .wdb fmt/219
Microsoft Works Database for Windows 2.0a .wdb fmt/222
Microsoft Works Database for Windows 3.0 .wdb fmt/223
Microsoft Works Database for Windows 3.0a .wdb fmt/224
Microsoft Works Database for Windows 3.0b .wdb fmt/225
Microsoft Works Database for Windows 4.0 .wdb fmt/226
Microsoft Works Database for Windows 4.0a .wdb fmt/246
Microsoft Works Database for Windows 4.5 .wdb fmt/249
Microsoft Works Database for Windows 4.5a .wdb fmt/252
Microsoft Works Database for Windows 2000 .wdb fmt/256
Microsoft Works Database for Macintosh 3 .wdb fmt/268
Microsoft Works Database for Macintosh 4 .wdb fmt/269
Microsoft Works Database [backup file] .bdb x-fmt/344

[edit] Identification

Early WDB files (versions 1-2) may begin with (hex) 20 54 02 00 00 00 05 54 02 00.

Later versions 3-9 are based on Microsoft Compound File format. The root CLSID {00021303-0000-0000-c000-000000000046} has been observed.

[edit] Screenshots

MSWorksDatabase6.0-SaveAsDialog.png

[edit] Links

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