The .DATA file extension was developed by Appricon and categorized as a data file. It also comes in the text format. It is a file used by Analysis Studio, which is a data mining and statistical analysis program.
Open Data file
The file extension contains mined data and the data is stored in the form of a plaintext and tab-delimited format. It also includes an Analysis Studio file header. .DATA files are usually used in storing data to be used for data analysis online when it is connected to an Analysis Studio server; it can equally be used in online mode.
They are generally referred to as data files. Also, the files can be called Analysis Studio offline data files. The .DATA file and the Analysis Studio software were developed by Appricon and the purpose was to make available to users offline analytical and data storage functionalities, as well as, analysis, management, storage, data research and so on. Any user that gets disconnected from the Analysis Studio server can access it in offline mode.
Be that as it may, the Analysis Studio software also makes available user access to the .DATA file content in online mode. The contents can include data encoded in tab-delimited or in plain text format.
Data files can contain data from different data sources; examples of the sources are SQL Server and Microsoft Access databases. The files are paired with a corresponding .STP file.
The .STP contains the object information and project data schema they have a tab-delimited format and can be imported into Microsoft Excel once the header information is stripped.
The .file extension is given to the data files already created using different software applications. The files are also used by the various software applications. The files are compatible with Mac, Unix and Linux operating systems. Most of them are stored in the binary file format.
Data files can contain different file types, like libraries, project files, document files and several others.
How to open .DATA file
If you are a Windows user, you can open the file using the following programs:
- WindowsR Internet Explorer
- Microsoft Office
- Any Video Converter
- Dragon UnPACKer
Many of the programs highlighted above are available for free, but you will have to pay a token for some other programs.
You can launch a .DATA file or just any other file on your computer by simply double-clicking the file. If you set up the file association correctly, the application developed for opening it will get that done effortlessly.
There are times you will have the right application on your PC but it is yet associated with it. You can easily tell Windows the particular application to use for that file. It will then become very easy to open it correctly using the right application.
It is not safe to rename the extension on .DATA file or any other file since this can change the file type. You can only change the file from one type to another by using special conversion software only.