File Extension ODC

  • Full name
    OpenOffice.org OpenDocument Format
  • Developer
    Microsoft
  • Popularity
Have you encountered a problem with a ODC file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a ODC file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your ODC file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is ODC file?

Files ending in ODC are called the Office Database Connection File. These files are generated by Microsoft Excel to query databases.

More info

These files are text files that contain data source information. These consist of a set of information needed to connect to a database. Among other things, the name and the server name of the database, the database driver and the necessary (login) connection information.

ODC files enable the exchange of database queries between users and are used since the 2007 version of the Microsoft Office.

They can be created in Excel using the Data Connection Wizard. This generates the connection data file in HTML, which contains segments in XML. Existing connections can be viewed via 'retrieve external data' -> 'existing connections' in the tab 'data'.

Because the files are in HTML, they can be viewed in any browser.

Programs which can open a ODC file

How to open file with ODC extension?

In order to open a file with ODC extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening ODC file occurred, it is highly possible that none of the listed programs is present on user’s system. Even if one or more said programs are installed, there may be issues related with given programs. In order to solve a problem with ODC files, follow the instructions below.
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Install Microsoft Excel or other program from the list

Most often resolving problems with opening ODC files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support ODC files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of ODC files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.


Set Microsoft Excel as the default program for opening ODC files

It is possible that although a compatible program has been installed on user’s system, it is not used by the system to open it. This may happen because no default application was associated with this type of files. To associate ODC files with given application, select "Open with" from drop-down menu (accessed by right-clicking on the file). Then select from the list the program or application you want to be used to open this type of file. If the Microsoft Excel applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where Microsoft Excel has been installed.

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Check the section that lists most common problems with ODC files

Sometimes problems with opening ODC files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as:

  • File data is corrupted
  • ODC files has been not been completely download from the internet (only a part of the data has been downloaded)
  • Currently used user account hasn’t been granted necessary privileges to open ODC files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • ODC file was being copied from a corrupted storage device and is incomplete or data is corrupted. (Copying files from unknown or untrusted sources should be conducted with great care as such files may contain malicious software, which can damage your system)

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