When you create a new data extraction, you are prompted to save all the specific details about the extraction to a data extraction (DXE) file. The DXE file stores drawing and folder selections, object and property selections, and formatting choices.
You can use a data extraction file as a template to perform the same type of extraction at any time. If you need to extract the same type of information repeatedly, using a DXE file is time-saving and convenient.
You can also edit an existing data extraction to add or remove drawings, add or remove objects, or select different properties from which to extract data. Tables that reference the same DXE file, even if those tables are in other drawings, will display the changes when those tables are updated.