The File Extensions Database

.FPT File Extension

  • Category: Text Files

What is an .FPT file?

.FPT is FoxPro Table Memo

Contains textual notes about a table (.DBF file) used by a FoxPro database

Programs that open FoxPro Table Memo
Microsoft Visual FoxPro
File Type 2 FileMaker Pro Database Memo File
Developer by: FileMaker Category: Database Files

Database file created by FileMaker Pro, a relational database program; contains textual information representing a "memo;" used to describe a database with raw text instead of using a standard database field, which typically is limited to fewer numbers of characters.

FPT files do not contain the actual database information. They only store the memo comments.

Programs that open FileMaker Pro Database Memo File
FileMaker Pro Advanced
FileMaker Pro Advanced
File Type 3 Alpha Five Table Memo File
Developer by: Alpha Software Category: Developer Files

Memo file created by Alpha Five, a desktop, web, and mobile application IDE; contains any memo fields that are created in the .DBF file; only exists when a memo field is defined in a DBF file; linked to a DBF file, any changes made to the DBF file will alter the FPT file.

The FPT file is created by Alpha Five because tables in DBF files have width limitations on how many characters can be in a column. The memo format in FPT files is not limited, they can have any alphanumeric (a string of data with numbers and letters) length. So Alpha Five creates a ten character field in the DBF file that references the memo location in the linked FPT file that contains all of the data for that record in the table.

NOTE: In 2013, Alpha Five became Alpha Anywhere.

Common FPT Filenames

[Name of your table].fpt - When a memo field is defined in your table, the FPT file will be created with the same name as your table.

Programs that open Alpha Five Table Memo File
Alpha Software Alpha Anywhere

How to solve problems with FPT files

  • Associate the FPT file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any FPT file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.FPT files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the FPT file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .FPT is FoxPro Table Memo. Because only the current version supports the latest FPT file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the N/A manufacturer website after an available .FPT is FoxPro Table Memo update.
  • To make sure that your FPT file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.