.XLSX File Extension

General Information

File Function

Title XLSX File Extension
Primary Function Data storage
Additional Functions Data analysis, Data visualization
Features Tabular data, Formulas

File Characteristics

Quality High precision
Supports Layers Worksheets
Supports Transparency N/A
Editable Yes

Use Cases

Business Analysis Yes
Financial Reporting Yes
Data Management Yes
Statistical Analysis Yes
Educational Activities Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Macro viruses
Best Practices Password protection, Disable macros

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release 2007
Latest Version As part of Office 365 (2023)

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .xls, .xlsm, .ods, .csv

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Microsoft Excel Subscription Windows, Mac, iOS, Android
Google Sheets Free, Subscription Web, iOS, Android
OpenOffice Calc Free Windows, Mac, Linux
LibreOffice Calc Free Windows, Mac, Linux