Open Source DB/C Software

Download DB/C DX, DB/C FS and DB/C Utilities

All executables are for 64 bit Intel/AMD operating systems. Documentation is included. Click a button to download the zip file. Unzip the file into an empty directory, and then review the ReadMe.txt file.

DB/C DX for Linux
dxlinux.zip
DB/C FS for Linux
fslinux.zip
Utilities for Linux
utilslinux.zip
DB/C DX for Windows
dxwindows.zip
DB/C FS for Windows
fswindows.zip
Utilities for Windows
utilswindows.zip

Source Code

Source code, documentation and instructions for compilation are included. Click a button to download the zip file.

DB/C DX soure code
dxsource.zip
DB/C FS source code
fssource.zip
Utilities and other source code
commonsource.zip

Community Support

Support from other DB/C Software community members is available at the Open Source DB/C Community Forum.

History and Overview

DB/C was developed by Subject, Wills & Company in the early 1980s. It was an implementation of the DATABUS programming language that was invented by Datapoint Corporation to run on Datapoint computers. The purpose of DB/C was to allow programs developed in DATABUS to run on the DOS operating system of the brand new IBM PC, and soon thereafter on Compaq computers with MS-DOS. Then came support for running DB/C programs on UNIX, AIX, VMS, OS/2, Macintosh and other operating systems.

In 1999, the DB/C software product was renamed DB/C DX. The programming language name remained DB/C. The release of the DB/C FS software product a few years prior was a reason for the name change to DB/C DX. DB/C FS allows for access to files of DB/C programs via ODBC and JDBC interfaces of SQL, and directly from other programming languages by using APIs for accessing DB/C ISAM, AIM, RANDOM and SEQUENTIAL files that are native in the DB/C DX runtime environment.

In 2001, DB/C Software Company was split off from Subject, Wills & Company as a standalone corporation dedicated to the DB/C DX and DB/C FS software products. Several years later, DB/C Software Company was renamed Portable Software Company which continued to enhance and support DB/C DX and DB/C FS.

DB/C DX and DB/C FS were licensed on a per user basis until January 2023 when they became open source software. This web site is the place where the open source versions of these software products may be found. Commercially supported versions of DB/C DX and DB/C FS are still available for purchase at www.dbcsoftware.com.

License Information

The software downloaded from this web site is protected by this license:

Copyright © 2023 Portable Software Company

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of DB/C DX 101,
DB/C FS 101 or DB/C 101 Utilities, which consists of software in source or executable form
(the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation
the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies
of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject
to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or
substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED “AS IS”, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE
AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER
LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM,
OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN
THE SOFTWARE.


DB/C, DB/C DX and DB/C FS are trademarks of Portable Software Company.