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Error while importing data from Excel to SQL server 2000 table

Hi,

I am getting error when i am importing data from excel to SQL server table. Error is:

Error Source: Microsoft JET Database Engine. Description : External table is not in the expected format. (Microsoft JET Database Engine)

When i copy the data of excel file which is coming from Oracle database to a new excel file then it is working fine. But with same excel file giving error. I have checked the format of each column of the excel getting from Oracle.

sql-server-2000exceldtsdata-import
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RickD answered

You have extra rows in the excel file. Run this with OPENROWSET():

SELECT *             
FROM            
OPENROWSET('Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0',            
'Excel 8.0;Database=<location of file and name>.xls',            
'SELECT * FROM [<worksheet>$]')            

and you should see the extra rubbish in the workbook.

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megamanblue answered
Workaround assuming you are using DTS: Save the excel file as a CSV or other delimited text file and import with that instead. This can be done quite easily in Excel.
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A possible workaround is to try connecting the data from ORACLE to a Access database instead of an Excel file - then export out to SQL Server. Maybe you will be able to see what's causing your problem in the access database also.
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