.XLA File Extension

Excel Add-In File

The XLA file format adds modules and extra functions to Excel. XLA files provide additional tools to Excel spreadsheets. They are supported in Excel 2007 or later versions. XLA files are based on bina...

General Information

Title XLA File Extension
Extension .xla
Full Form Excel Add-In File
File Type Add-In File
Developer Microsoft
MIME Type application/vnd.ms-excel

File Function

Primary Function Extend functionality
Additional Functions Custom functions, Macros
Features Automation, Integration

File Characteristics

Quality Highly functional
Supports Layers N/A
Supports Transparency N/A
Editable Yes, with Excel

Use Cases

Data Analysis Yes
Reporting Yes
Financial Modeling Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Macro viruses
Best Practices Scan for viruses, Disable macros

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release Early 1990s
Latest Version Depends on Excel version

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .xls, .xlsx, .xlsm, .xltm

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Microsoft Excel Paid Windows, Mac
OpenOffice Calc Free Windows, Mac, Linux
LibreOffice Calc Free Windows, Mac, Linux