The File Extensions Database

.CXA File Extension

  • Developer by: Applied Biosystems
  • Category: Data Files

What is an .CXA file?

.CXA is FMAT Listmode File

File created by FMAT 8100 HTS System, a program used to analyze human cells; contains a list of data for scanned wells of beads; includes numeric identifications, location, intensity, and smoothness of fluorescent events.

To view the data in a CXA list mode file, select File → View Well Listmode in Helper (the file will then open in Excel if you have linked Excel in the FMAT software options).

The CXA file is located in the "Listmode" folder in the plate subfolder.

NOTE: The CXA file is named according to the location of the scanned well. For example, Ana05x0E.cxa indicates that the image data was taken from a well in column 5 and row E.

Programs that open FMAT Listmode File
Applied Biosystems FMAT 8100 HTS System

How to solve problems with CXA files

  • Associate the CXA file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any CXA file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.CXA files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the CXA file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .CXA is FMAT Listmode File. Because only the current version supports the latest CXA file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Applied Biosystems manufacturer website after an available .CXA is FMAT Listmode File update.
  • To make sure that your CXA file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.