CXL file format description

Many people often share .cxl files without providing instructions on how to use them. This can make it difficult for users to determine which program is compatible for editing, converting, or printing .cxl files. To address this issue, we have created this page to offer assistance and guidance on handling .cxl files. We provide information on compatible software, editing instructions and conversion options to help users effectively interact with .cxl files.

Our aim is to simplify the process and promote seamless use of the .cxl file format.

4 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.cxl - Content Extraction Language Document

The CXL document files are related to Pervasive Data Extractor. The CXL file is a Content Extraction Language Document. Content Extraction Language (CXL) is a scripting language provides many advanced data manipulation and formatting capabilities. CXL can be used to create or customize complex scripts necessary for text files with patterns and rules that are too difficult to be expressed by the user interface supplied with the Data Extractor.

Pervasive Data Extractor
Document files
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Content Extraction Language Document related extensions:
Outline Processor Markup Language File
Sprint-Layout Document
20-20 Design File
GX Text Document
iWork Keynote Note Document
InfoFind Encrypted Document

.cxl - Tekla Structural Designer Neutral Data

The CXL data files are related to Tekla Structures. The CXL file is a Tekla Structural Designer Neutral Data. Tekla Structures is a tool for structural engineers, detailers, and fabricators. It is an integrated model-based 3D solution for managing multi-material databases (steel, concrete, timber, etc.). Tekla Structures features interactive modeling, structural analysis and design, and automatic drawing creation.

Tekla Structures
Data files
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Tekla Structural Designer Neutral Data related extensions:
AnyQuest Questionnaire Definition Data
VisualBoy Advance IPS Patch File
ZX Spectrum Emulator Tape Data TAP
Laserfiche Briefcase
FormScape Branch Data

.cxl - ConsoXL Project

The CXL project files are related to ConsoXL. The CXL file is a ConsoXL Project. ConsoXL consolidates the data of multiple workbooks and sheets of different formats at once. The ConsoXL seems to be no longer supported.

Project files
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ConsoXL Project related extensions:
TeXnicCenter Project
FMOD Studio Project
TeKton3D Project
VodaHost BlueVoda Project
Visual Studio .NET Visual Basic Device Project
ArCon Project

.cxl - Business Integrator Extract Schema

The CXL data files are related to Pervasive Business Integrator. The CXL file is a Business Integrator Extract Schema. Pervasive Business Integrator is an integration solution.

Pervasive Business Integrator
Data files
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Business Integrator Extract Schema related extensions:
SIA Metadata
SDL Trados Exported User Profile
WAsP User Corrections Data
CorelDRAW Corel CONNECT Tray Data
BSL Average Data
LightWorks Archive

Naturally, other applications may also use the .cxl file extension. Even harmful programs can create .cxl files. Be especially cautious with .cxl files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .cxl file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .cxl file extension is often given incorrectly!

Based on searches conducted on our site in the past year, we have compiled a list of the most common misspellings. These frequent misspellings can cause confusion and hinder search accuracy. By providing this list, we aim to assist users in finding the correct information more easily and improving their overall search experience on our site.

These misspellings were the most common in the past year:

cal, ccl, cdl, cl, clx, csl, cx, cxi, cxk, cxm, cxo, cxp, dxl, fxl, sxl

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

There is a possibility that the .cxl filename extension is misspelled. To assist users in identifying potential errors, we provide a list of similar file extensions in our database.

Filename extensions similar to .cxl:

CALS Compressed Bitmap
Circuit Description Language Data
CorelDraw Symbol Library
Tiberian Sun Voxel Animation
CryENGINE Character Animation List Data
Macro ToolsWorks Clipboard Data

Operating systems

At, we strive to provide a seamless user experience by ensuring compatibility with a wide range of operating systems. The following is a comprehensive list of the operating systems currently supported by

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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