Open a Data Export File

In order to open a file obtained by using Data Export, a user must have Microsoft Excel (v.2017 or newer).

The steps below will allow the user to open Data Export files, whether they were exported in either .XML or .CSV format:

  1. Open Microsoft Excel.
  2. On the Menu Bar, click File, then Open.


  3. Click Browse under Other locations.

  4. Navigate to your C: Drive, and double-click the isalus_export folder.

  5. Select the exported .XML file and double-click to Open.
    • Before the file opens, a window Open XML will pop up, asking how you would like to open this file. "As an XML table" is the default answer. Click OK.

    • You may get another window which pops up, regarding an "XML schema". Click OK to get past this window.

  6. The exported file will load.

  7. If you have exported a .CSV file instead of a .XML file, at Step 5, you will need to select All Files (*) from the dropdown at the bottom of the Open window, select and double-click the .CSV file.

  8. The file will open immediately, without the pop ups mentioned in Step 5.