The File Extensions Database

.ODC File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: Settings Files
  • Format: Text

What is an .ODC file?

.ODC is Office Data Connection File

Connection information file created by Microsoft Excel, a spreadsheet application included with Microsoft Office; contains properties to connect to, and retrieve data from, an external data source; may include a connection string, data queries, authentication information, and other settings.

Office Data Connection (ODC) files are used to store reusable connection and data query information. This is useful for sharing connection information, as well as for performing periodic data refreshes within an Excel workbook.

ODC files can be created using the Data Connection Wizard in Microsoft Excel, which generates the connection information using HTML markup with included segments of XML. Existing data connections may be viewed in Excel by selecting Data → Connections.

NOTE: Since ODC files are stored using HTML and XML, they are viewable in any Web browser or text editor. ODC files are used by Microsoft Excel 2007 and later.

Programs that open Office Data Connection File
Microsoft Excel 2016
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Microsoft Excel 2016
Apple Safari
Mozilla Firefox
File Type 2 OpenDocument Chart File
Developer by: OASIS Category: Data Files Format: Binary

Chart created by programs that implement the OASIS OpenDocument standard; may contain the chart title, subtitle, footer, dimensions, plot area, axis information, data labels, data points, and other chart information.

ODC files are used as a standard format for storing charts. They can save data for rendering line graphs, bar charts, pie graphs, and other types of charts. ODC files are stored as compressed archives, which may contain multiple XML files and other assets.

NOTE:, previously known as StarOffice, is one of the most common applications that implements the OpenDocument standard.

Programs that open OpenDocument Chart File
Apache OpenOffice
Apache OpenOffice
Planamesa NeoOffice
Apache OpenOffice

How to solve problems with ODC files

  • Associate the ODC file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any ODC file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.ODC files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the ODC 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 .ODC is Office Data Connection File. Because only the current version supports the latest ODC file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Microsoft manufacturer website after an available .ODC is Office Data Connection File update.
  • To make sure that your ODC file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.