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What are ABS files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an ABS file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is an ABS file?

ABS files have multiple uses, and Absolute Database Data is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

Absolute Database Data

These ABS files contain the single database files used in Delphi, a software development environment.

ABS replaces the use of BDE (Borland Database Engine) by providing you with a compact, high-speed, robust, and easy-to-use database engine.

ABS database has a few features like ultra-fast memory tables, strong encryption, free for personal use, and you have access to the full source code for free.

How to open ABS files

Important: Different programs may use files with the ABS file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your ABS file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested ten different ABS openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: February 24, 2023

All known file formats using extension .ABS

While Absolute Database Data is a popular type of ABS-file, we know of 4 different uses of the .ABS file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

CUPL ABS Data File

These ABS files contain the PLD (Programmable Logic Device) designs created in CUPL, a compiler for converting logic equations for PLD into fuse patterns. CUPL is short for Compiler for Universal Programmable Logic.

Engineers use CUPL to help increase productivity and ease of design. PLD designs could be created using only a single programming language. You can test your PLD designs using the CSIM simulator provided by CUPL.

ABS opener for Windows

We have identified one ABS opener that is compatible with this specific type of ABS file.


AMOS Banks Group

These ABS files contain the coding and text written in AMOS BASIC, a programming language used on the Amiga computer.

AMOS was used to create multimedia software with high-level functions to load images, animations, sound, and full structured codes.

AMOS is used to create video games and education software, amongst other multimedia software.

abs Spreadsheet

These ABS files contain a spreadsheet created in "abs spreadsheet", a spreadsheet software like Excel, but for Unix computers.

"abs spreadsheet" was developed in the early 2000s and now appears to be abandoned.

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of ABS files. Remember, different programs may use ABS files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

HerosoftHerosoftUser submitted
Sakura Editor (Japanese)Sakura Editor (Japanese)User submitted
Herosoft HeroVideoHerosoft HeroVideoUser submitted
STHVCDSTHVCDUser submitted
GRAMS/AIGRAMS/AIUser submitted
MemostationMemostationUser submitted
AusLogics Visual StylerAusLogics Visual StylerUser submitted
Application SimpleBSDFSurfaceViewerApplication SimpleBSDFSurfaceViewerUser submitted
Eisoo AnyBackup Standard EditionEisoo AnyBackup Standard EditionUser submitted

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