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The table below provides useful information about the .sql file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .sql file?
  • What program do I need to open a .sql file?
  • How can the .sql file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .sql files to another format?

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2 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

✅ SQL Script

SQL Script .sql file icon
The SQL file is an SQL Script. It is a text file that contains SQL queries. Structured Query Language (SQL) is a simple database manipulation language.
Category: Data files
Application: MySQL
Mime-type: text/plain
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
SQL aliases:
SQL related links:
SQL related extensions:
Aston-Tate dBASE Database

SQR Script

Embarcadero InterBase Database File

RBase Data

General Database File

SQR Portable Format

SQR Printer Output

Pervasive SQL Database

SQL Script Sequences

SQL Script Constraints

✅ FidoNet Squish Lastread Storage

FidoNet Squish Lastread Storage .sql file icon
The SQL file is a FidoNet Squish Lastread Storage. FidoNet is a worldwide computer network that is used for communication between bulletin board systems (BBSes). FidoNet Squish is a mail tossing application and mail storage format.
SQL format description not yet available
Category: Data files
Application: Maximus
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
SQL aliases:
SQL related links:
SQL related extensions:
FidoNet Squish Index Data

FidoNet Squish Data

FidoNet Batched Newsgroup Data

FidoNet Request Data

Fidonet Software Distribution Network Info

Other types of files may also use the .sql file extension.

🚫 The .sql file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

cql, eql, ql, qsl, sl, sq, sqi, sqm, sqo, sqp, wql, xql

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

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Sysquake SQ Application
HP-UX Shared Library
XDCC Catcher Queue List
Squeak Object
Sony Playstation 2 SCEI Sequence
RenderMan Shader Source
MathType Settings Data

🔴 Can't open a .sql file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .sql file association, check the FAQ.

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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