File Extension Library

.DACPAC File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: Database Files
  • Format: Zip

What is an .DACPAC file?

.DACPAC file extension is created by Microsoft. .DACPAC has been classified as Database Files. The format of .DACPAC file is Zip.

.DACPAC is SQL Server Data Tier Application Package

Data package created by a Microsoft SQL Server data tier application; contains both the schema of data as well as the data records, or objects, themselves; used for providing data between SQL Server databases and vendor applications.

DACPAC files use .ZIP formatting and contain a collection of XML files that define the schema and data to be transferred.

List of all softwares that can open the SQL Server Data Tier Application Package
Microsoft SQL Server 2016

How to Open .DACPAC file on different platforms

Open .DACPAC File on Windows

  • Right-click a .DACPAC
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .DACPAC file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .DACPAC files" Press "Ok"

Open .DACPAC File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .DACPAC file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .DACPAC File on Linux

Right click on the .DACPAC file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .DACPAC File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .DACPAC file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .DACPAC File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .DACPAC files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .DACPAC files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .DACPAC files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .DACPAC file format
  2. You need to check the .DACPAC file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)