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Importing & Exporting Database Formats
Mathematica can export tables of numerical and textual data to all common database file formats. It can also import from database formats to give Mathematica arrays and metadata in various forms.
Database Formats
"MDB" Microsoft Access database file (.mdb)
"DBF" dBase database file (.dbf)
"DIF" VisiCalc data interchange format (.dif)
"XLS" Excel spreadsheet (.xls)
Common Elements
"Rules" — rules for all elements
"Elements" — all available elements