>> IDAT file

IDAT file format description

Many people share .idat files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .idat file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .idat files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.idat - Illumina BeadArray Data

The IDAT data files are related to Illumina BeadArray. IDAT file is an Illumina BeadArray Data.

Illumina BeadArray
Data files
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Illumina BeadArray Data related extensions:
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Fraunhofer EZRT Volume Data
SampleTank 2 Instruments Preset
iGrafx FlowCharter Workspace
iGO 3D Building Data
iGO 2008 POI Database

Naturally, other applications may also use the .idat file extension. Even harmful programs can create .idat files. Be especially cautious with .idat files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .idat 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 can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .idat file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

dat, jdat, ida, odat, idt

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

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Windows Installer Exported Database
DataFlex Database File
Hopsan Optimization Data

Operating systems

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Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8, Windows 10, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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