Is it possible to export a shapefile as a file geodatabase in QGIS?

I have been trying to do so, but its not giving me the options in the format dropdown box when I 'save as' the shapefile.

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ESRI's file Geodatabase is a proprietary format, and the basic installation of QGIS only reads file Geodatabases, it does not write to them. The question Installing File Geodatabase (*.gdb) support in QGIS has an answer (from user @Get Spatial) that goes into detail about how the Open FileGDB driver can be installed to enable write access.

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