An iqy file extension is related to the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet editing tool. An iqy file stores Internet query data.

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IQY file extension - Microsoft Excel Internet query

What is iqy file? How to open iqy files?

File type specification:

Database file type icon Database file type

iqy file icon: iqy filetype icon

The iqy file extension is associated with with Microsoft Excel, one of the most popular and powerful tool you can use to create format spreadsheets, graphs and much more.

The iqy files are used for Internet (Web) Query files, text files that contain data source (data source: A stored set of "source" information used to connect to a database. A data source can include the name and location of the database server, the name of the database driver, and information that the database needs when you log on.) information, including the name of the server where the data is located and the connection information you provide when you create a data source. Query files make it possible for you to share queries with other users.

The other types of Query files the Microsoft Excel is working with are the odc, dqy, oqy, qry and rqy.

To create a Web query, you use the Import External Data | New Web Query command (Data menu) in Excel. When you choose this option, a dialog box opens with your Internet Explorer home page displayed. You can select areas of the page to import, or switch to another page to import data.

With Excel 2002 and Internet Explorer 4.0 or later, you can also create a Web query directly from a Web page. Menu items have been added to Internet Explorer (Edit in Microsoft Excel on the Internet Explorer toolbar and Export to Microsoft Excel on the right-click context menu) to allow users to export Web page content or an entire Web page to Excel. When you choose these commands, Excel opens, creates a new blank workbook, and automatically imports the data you clicked.

Updated: April 7, 2024

The default software associated to open iqy file:

Microsoft Excel icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Excel  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

A popular spreadsheet application distributed with Microsoft Office suite, Excel is offers calculating, contains graphing tools, pivot tables and own programming language based on Visual Basic.

Excel supports charts, graphs or histograms generated from specified groups of cells. Excel also can change data between other Microsoft Office applications. It is available for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X (macOS) and various mobile platforms.

Microsoft Excel for Mac icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Excel for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Excel for Mac is popular spreadsheet application used to analyze, organize and manage data and lists. It is able to create visually rich datasheets and tables with icons, data bars and color scales. Microsoft Excel for Mac is fully compatible with Microsoft Excel for Windows.

Help how to open:

Use Microsoft Excel to open Internet query *.iqy files.

How to convert:

Compatible tools may be able to export *.iqy files to other formats.

Find conversions from iqy file:

iqy to csv

iqy to excel

iqy to pdf

iqy to xcel

iqy to xls

iqy to xlsx

List of software applications associated to the .iqy file extension

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and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open iqy file, edit iqy file, convert iqy file, view iqy file, play iqy file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

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Software that open iqy file - Microsoft Excel Internet query

Programs supporting the exension iqy on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open iqy file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with iqy file by default:
Microsoft Excel small icon Microsoft Excel
Other suggested software:
Sublime Text small icon Sublime Text
NotePad++ text editor small icon NotePad++ text editor
PSPad small icon PSPad

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

Main software associated with iqy file by default:
Microsoft Excel for Mac small icon Microsoft Excel for Mac
Other suggested software:
Sublime Text for Mac small icon Sublime Text for Mac

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