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Connection for excel file


I have excel file with different sheets in the file. I need to read all the sheets in the excel, so I am using below script:

CONNECT TO [Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source=..\QVD\TP_AZ.xls;Extended Properties="Excel 8.0;"];


DISCONNECT;     // Don't need ODBC connection anymore


One of the fields loaded by SQLtables is "TABLE_NAME". This field will contain the sheet name.

We will loop through this set of sheet names.


FOR i = 0 to NoOfRows('tables')-1

     LET sheetName = purgeChar(peek('TABLE_NAME', i, 'tables'), chr(39));

        LOAD *,  '$(sheetName)' as Sheet

        FROM [..\QVD\TP.xls] (biff, embedded labels, table is [$(sheetName)]);


above script works fine when I reload the report manually.

But when I schedule the report using qlikview publisher, I am getting below error:


Error: ErrorSource: Microsoft OLE DB Service Components, ErrorMsg: Class not registered

General Script Error

Execution Failed

Execution finished.

I am unable to undestand why it is failing through publisher.

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Re: Connection for excel file


There is no need for connection string while reading Excel files.

Have a look at below post.




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Re: Connection for excel file

In the link given, sheet name is having some pattern as 'Page 1, Page 2....

But I dont have such pattern. I can have any sheet name.

Re: Connection for excel file


Have  a look at this link too.




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Re: Connection for excel file

Hi Ashfaq,

link u gave, in that it is asking to use ODBC CONNECT 32,

I am already using this. but this is not working when I reload the report through publisher.

So I am asking is there any other way using which I can read the excel with multiple sheets.

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Re: Connection for excel file

For loading Excel sheet not required any connection string.

Only the required valid path of the excel sheet.

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Re: Connection for excel file


Please can you help me writing the code.

I dont know the no of sheets in my excel.. only I know, is that I will be having sheet names as years

e.g. 2013, 2014 etc

so how to read it.


Re: Connection for excel file


You are quite correct using a connection to get the sheet names. I think Rupali identified your problem.Is the provider 32 bit or 64? I suspect that when you load, you are using 32 bit desktop, but the server is running 64 bit and there is no 64 bit provider. Try

CONNECT32 TO [Provider=Micr....

This will cause the server to use a 32 bit provider.

The other possibility is the the Excel provider is not installed at all. I suspect that by default it is only installed if Excel is installed on the server?



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