The File Extensions Database

.ODS File Extension

  • Developer by: Oracle
  • Category: Spreadsheet Files
  • Format: Zip

What is an .ODS file?

.ODS is OpenDocument Spreadsheet

An ODS file is a spreadsheet created by the Calc program included with the Apache OpenOffice suite. It stores data in cells that are organized into rows and columns. ODS files are formatted using the OASIS OpenDocument XML-based standard.

ODS file open in Apache OpenOffice Calc 4.1.3

Calc is one of several programs available in the OpenOffice suite and is similar to the Excel program available in the Microsoft Office suite. The ODS file is the main file used by Calc to save spreadsheets the same way that Excel saves spreadsheets in the .XLSX file. Although Microsoft Office is the most popular productivity suite many users download the OpenOffice suite as a free alternative. You may see the ODS file in the workplace, school, or home environments.

OpenDocument spreadsheet files can be opened and edited with any OpenOffice-compatible program, including: NeoOffice (Mac) and LibreOffice (Mac & Windows). ODS files can also be opened in Microsoft Excel and saved as .XLS or XLSX files.

NOTE: Apache OpenOffice was previously known as

Programs that open OpenDocument Spreadsheet
Apache OpenOffice
Microsoft Excel 2016
Calligra Suite
Apache OpenOffice
Planamesa NeoOffice
Calligra Suite
Apache OpenOffice
Calligra Suite
File Type 2 Outlook Express 5 Mailbox
Developer by: Microsoft Category: Misc Files

Mailbox or "message store" for e-mail messages created or saved in Outlook Express 5; similar to a .DBX file used by other versions of Outlook Express.

Programs that open Outlook Express 5 Mailbox
Microsoft Outlook Express

How to solve problems with ODS files

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