.DDL File Extension

Data Definition Language File

A file with .ddl extension defines schema of a database. It contains SQL statements for working with structures such as tables and columns. A database schema is owned by its creator. CRUD operations c...

General Information

Title DDL File Extension
Extension .ddl
Full Form Data Definition Language File
File Type Database Schema File
Developer Varies by Database System
MIME Type text/plain

File Function

Primary Function Define structure
Additional Functions Manage schema, Control database
Features Text-based, Executable

File Characteristics

Quality High readability
Supports Layers N/A
Supports Transparency N/A
Editable Yes

Use Cases

Database Design Yes
Database Migration Yes
Version Control Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks SQL injection
Best Practices Validation, Permissions

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release Depends on DBMS
Latest Version Varies with DBMS

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .sql, .db, .mdb

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
MySQL Workbench Free Windows, Mac, Linux
Microsoft SQL Server Paid Windows, Linux, Docker
Oracle Database Paid Windows, Linux, UNIX