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1218517 - Error: "Crexcel_en.xla could not be found" when starting Microsoft Excel


On a computer that contains Crystal Reports 10 and Microsoft Excel, when you open Excel the following error message appears:

"Crexcel_en.xla could not be found".

If you click OK, Excel opens successfully.


This error message appears because Crexcel_en.xla is not on the computer or cannot be found.

To resolve this error message, perform the following steps:

For Crystal Reports 10:

  1. Search the Crystal Reports 10 CD for Crexcel_en.xla.
  2. Copy this file to <installation directory>:\Program Files\Common Files\Crystal Decisions\2.5\bin.
  3. Restart the computer.

Upon completing these steps, you can open Excel without the error message appearing.

For Crystal Reports XI or XI Release 2:

  1. Open Excel.
  2. Click ToolsAdd-Ins.
  3. Clear the Crystal Reports Wizard (crexcel_en) check box.
  4. Click OK to remove the crexcel_en add in from the list.

The error no longer appears.

See Also

For more information about the Excel add-in and Crystal Reports XI, please refer to Note 1218351.

Crexcel_en.xla is the Excel Add-In file for Crystal Reports. The Excel Add-in allows you to create a Crystal Reports file from an existing Excel worksheet.


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