The File Extensions Database

.SQL File Extension

  • Category: Database Files
  • Format: Text

What is an .SQL file?

.SQL is Structured Query Language Data File

A SQL file is a file written in SQL (Structured Query Language). It contains SQL code used to modify the contents of a relational database. SQL files may also contain statements for creating or modifying database structures, insertions, updates, deletions, and other SQL operations.

SQL files can be read by any SQL-compatible database program, including FileMaker, Microsoft Access, and MySQL. They can be edited using any text editor.

Programs that open Structured Query Language Data File
File Viewer Plus
Richardson RazorSQL
Altova DatabaseSpy
Microsoft Notepad
Richardson RazorSQL
MalcolmHardie Solutions SQLEditor
MacroMates TextMate
Bare Bones BBEdit
Apple TextEdit
Richardson RazorSQL

How to solve problems with SQL files

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