.ODC File Extension

There are 2 file types use the .ODC file extension:

  1. Office Data Connection File
  2. OpenDocument Chart File

1. Office Data Connection File

Office Data Connection File

Connection information file created by Microsoft Excel, a spreadsheet application included with Microsoft Office; contains properties to connect to, and retrieve data from, an external data source; may include a connection string, data queries, authentication information, and other settings.

Office Data Connection (ODC) files are used to store reusable connection and data query information. This is useful for sharing connection information, as well as for performing periodic data refreshes within an Excel workbook.

ODC files can be created using the Data Connection Wizard in Microsoft Excel, which generates the connection information using HTML markup with included segments of XML. Existing data connections may be viewed in Excel by selecting Data → Connections.

NOTE: Since ODC files are stored using HTML and XML, they are viewable in any Web browser or text editor. ODC files are used by Microsoft Excel 2007 and later.

Software's name License Platforms
Apple Safari Apple Safari Bundled iOSMacWindows
Microsoft Excel Microsoft Excel Commercial MacWindows
Microsoft Internet Explorer Microsoft Internet Explorer Freeware MacWindows
Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox Open Source AndroidChrome OSiOSLinuxMacWebWindows
Other Web browser Other Web browser LinuxMacWindows

Updated: February 15, 2010

2. OpenDocument Chart File

OpenDocument Chart File

Chart created by programs that implement the OASIS OpenDocument standard; may contain the chart title, subtitle, footer, dimensions, plot area, axis information, data labels, data points, and other chart information.

ODC files are used as a standard format for storing charts. They can save data for rendering line graphs, bar charts, pie graphs, and other types of charts. ODC files are stored as compressed archives, which may contain multiple XML files and other assets.

NOTE: OpenOffice, previously known as StarOffice, is one of the most common applications that implement the OpenDocument standard.

Software's name License Platforms
OpenOffice Calc OpenOffice Calc Free LinuxMacWindows
Planamesa NeoOffice Planamesa NeoOffice Commercial Mac

Updated: March 27, 2014

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