How to Open DDL Files: A Step-by-Step Guide

DDL files can be opened with EclipseLink or IntelliJ IDEA . Another method is to use an application that supports reading text files, like the ones we've hand-picked in this Best Free Text Editors list. On the IntelliJ IDEA download page are two links for the Windows, macOS, and Linux program.

Have you ever come across a DDL file and wondered how to open it? Well, you’re not alone. DDL files can be a bit confusing to deal with, especially if you’re not a programmer or a developer. In this post, we’ll show you how to open a DDL file using a simple program called WinRAR.

Before we dive in, it’s worth noting that DDL files are not meant to be read by humans. They are computer code that serves as a reference point for specific functions or programs in Windows. So, unless you’re a developer or a programmer, there’s really no need to open DDL files.

That being said, if you still want to open a DDL file, you’ll need to download and install WinRAR. We recommend using this program because it’s reliable and easy to use. You can find a download link for WinRAR in the video description or in our blog post.

Once you’ve installed WinRAR, right-click on the DDL file that you want to open. Select “Add to archive,” and make sure that “Verify” is checked. Click “OK,” and you’ll see a little file appear. Double-click on it, and you’ll see the DDL file. It will be opened in Notepad, and you’ll see that it contains a bunch of computer code.

As we mentioned earlier, unless you’re a programmer, you won’t be able to make sense of this code. It’s just gibberish to us humans. However, if you hover over the DDL file, you’ll see a brief description of what it does.

It’s worth noting that opening DDL files can be risky, as it can cause harm to your computer if you’re not careful. So, unless you’re absolutely sure that you need to open a DDL file, we recommend staying away from them altogether.

If you have any questions about DDL files or any other tech-related issues, feel free to reach out to us at MDR Tech. We’re always happy to help.

In conclusion, opening DDL files is not something that you should do unless you’re a programmer or a developer. However, if you still want to open a DDL file, make sure to use WinRAR and follow the steps outlined in this post. By doing so, you’ll be able to open the file safely and without causing any harm to your computer.


What is a DDL file?
Data definition language (DDL) describes the portion of SQL that creates, alters, and deletes database objects. These database objects include schemas, tables, views, sequences, catalogs, indexes, variables, masks, permissions, and aliases.
How do I add a DDL file?
In the Data Sources and Drivers dialog, select the DDL data source, and click Add directories or DDL files. In the file browser, navigate to the directory that will store DDL files of a data source and click Open.
What is the DDL suffix?
What is a DDL file? Database file created in the Data Definition Language (DDL), a language used for describing database schemas, saved in a plain text format and contains commands such as CREATE, USE, ALTER, and DROP, often used for configuring data sources used by data-driven applications.