XLSX, MS Excel 2007 XML (.xlsx)


The .xlsx file format

Excel is a spreadsheet software created by Microsoft and used in Windows, Android, iOS, and Mac OS X. Microsoft Excel has enables calculating, pivot tables, drawing graphs and programming through VBA. The XLSx extension in used from MS Excel 2007 version that replaced MS Excel 97/2000/XP.


.xlsx technical details

XLSX improves file and data management and data recovery. XLSX extends what is possible with the binary files of earlier versions. Any application that supports XML can access and work with data in the new file format. The application does not need to be a Microsoft product it can be any application. Users can also use standard transformations to extract or repurpose the data. In addition, security concerns are drastically reduced because the information is stored in XML, which is essentially plain text. Thus, the data can pass through corporate firewalls without hindrance.


Additional information about XLSX file format

File extension .XLSX
File category DOCUMENT
Useful links http://whatis.techtarget.com/fileformat/XLSX-Microsoft-Excel-Open-XML-Document
File conversion Convert a file to XLSX
Developer Microsoft Corporation
Associated programs Microsoft Office 2007, Microsoft Office 2010, OpenOffice Calc