When you purchase a copy of the database, you get access to all the formats of the database that we offer. Currently we offer a MySQL database dump, Comma Seperated Variables (CSV) format and a plain text file.
Since a plain text file isn't "multi-dimensional" - it only contains a list of the user agents (one on each line). It doesn't contain all the extra "parse" fields or meta data (software name, operating system, hardware type, software type, first seen at etc). If you need this data, consider the SQL or CSV dump formats.
Just so we're clear; you are buying a copy of the database, you are not buying ownership of the database, and a purchase does not grant you any rights or ownership in that regard whatsoever. Of course though; once you've got your copy of the database, your rights to use it don't "expire" or anything silly like that; it's your copy forever. (Please note though, that your download links will eventually expire.)
We don't believe that user agent strings are (or should be) copy-writable in and of themselves, however we've spent a lot of time collecting, filtering and parsing these user agents, so we ask that you don't re-distribute this collection of user agents, and instead that you support our project by continuing to use the API.
Examples of things that you can do with our user agent database dumps:
Examples of things that you can't do:
If you use this dataset in any academic research or development we would love to be credited and we'd be proud to post a link to your research or findings!
We store verification and purchase attempts to help detect fraud. We store the IP addresses and HTTP headers you send at the various stages of the purchase (start/verify/purchase/download). We purge this data once we no longer need it.