DATA File Extension

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Analysis Studio Offline Data Format
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What is DATA file?

DATA file is a type of data file used by statistical analysis and data mining software Analysis Studio created by Appricon. DATA file contain database-related information in tab-delimited plain text format. DATA file can also contain file header, useful for identifying the file.

DATA file information sources

DATA files may contain data from various different sources, although it comes mainly from SQL Server and MS Access databases. For the data pool to be complete it is necessary to relate DATA files with appropriate STP files that contain information about the schema and the objects.

DATA files in offline mode

DATA files are commonly used for offline data analysis when not connected to an Analysis Studio server, but they may also be used in online mode.

Importing data to Excel

DATA files are stored in tab-delimited text format, which makes it easy to import file content into Microsoft Excel upon removal of file header info.

Programs which support DATA file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support DATA files. Files with DATA suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support DATA file

How to open file with DATA extension?

Being unable to open files with DATA extension can be have various origins. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Analysis Studio Offline Data Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Get the Analysis Studio

Problems with opening and working with DATA files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with DATA files being present on your machine. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Analysis Studio or different compatible program, such as Microsoft Excel. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading Analysis Studio installed is by going to developer’s website (Appricon Ltd.) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Check the version of Analysis Studio and update if needed

You still cannot access DATA files although Analysis Studio is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. If you have an older version of Analysis Studio installed, it may not support DATA format. The latest version of Analysis Studio should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Analysis Studio to DATA files

If you have the latest version of Analysis Studio installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage DATA on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the DATA with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Analysis Studio is installed, check the Always use this app to open DATA files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with DATA extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with DATA extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Ensure that the DATA file is complete and free of errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the DATA file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. The DATA may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the DATA is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the scanner detected that the DATA file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Verify that the DATA file’s structure is intact

If you obtained the problematic DATA file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. If the DATA file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Analysis Studio Offline Data Format file again.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Analysis Studio

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with DATA extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Analysis Studio Offline Data Format file. It may be the case that the DATA files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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