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2378440 - Unable to read xlsx file - Data Services


  • ERROR: FIL-080101: |Data flow DF_Rule_NP_105_2 Cannot open file <[path]\filename.xlsx>. Check its path and permissions.
  • Excel file type
  • Excel file is locked
  • Schedule BODS job fails
  • Not able to input xlsx file
  • Problem loading data from xlsx file to a database table
  • ERROR: OLE or COM processing error. Please make sure Microsoft Access Database Engine is properly installed: <External table is not in the expected format.>



  • SAP Data Services 4.x
  • Microsoft Excel


SAP Data Services all versions


BODS , DS , MS , cannot access xlsx , can't read Excel document , KBA , EIM-DS-DES , User Interface/Designer , EIM-DS-EXE , Job Execution , Problem

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