What is a .XQL File And How To Open It – The W3C XML Query Working Group

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .xql extension, but you are not sure what it is? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. In this article we will explain what .xql file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .XQL file?

The .XQL file extension stands for XML Query Language File. The development of this file was done by The W3C XML Query Working Group. This development related file is in text format.

What to know

There are currently 4 software that can open the .xql file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .XQL file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .XQL file on various operating systems.

How to open a .XQL file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

To open the .xql file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the SyncRO Soft oXygen XML Editor, Altova XMLSpy and Liquid Technologies Liquid XML Studio software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .XQL file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the SyncRO Soft oXygen XML Editor software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .XQL file on Mac

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .xql file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the MacroMates TextMate software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .XQL file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the MacroMates TextMate software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .XQL file?

If you are still unable to open the .XQL file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .XQL file.xqm – The W3C XML Query Working Group, .xqt – SuperCalc Macro File, .xquery – The W3C XML Query Working Group, .xqy – The W3C XML Query Working Group, .xr – Xuver Applications. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .XQL file with the SyncRO Soft oXygen XML Editor, Altova XMLSpy, Liquid Technologies Liquid XML Studio programs on Windows and MacroMates TextMate program on Mac.