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Thread: error help??

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2003

    Unanswered: error help??

    I created a linked server to access information in an excel spreadsheet
    by using this code:

    exec sp_addlinkedserver N'LINKEXCEL_OL',
    @srvproduct = N'',
    @provider = N'Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0',
    @datasrc = N'C:\dt.xls',
    @provstr = N'Excel 8.0;'

    I created a login using this code:

    EXEC sp_addlinkedsrvlogin 'LINKEXCEL_OL', 'false'

    and I tried to run a query using this code:

    select * from openquery(LINKEXCEL_OL, 'select * from [Sheet1$]')

    Everything is ok until the select when I get this very descriptive error(sarcasm):

    OLE DB provider 'Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0' reported an error. The provider did not give any information about the error.
    OLE DB error trace [OLE/DB Provider 'Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0' IDBInitialize::Initialize returned 0x80004005: The provider did not give any information about the error.].

    Does anyone have any suggestions??? I am very lost and do nto see why this wouldn't work..

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    May check this KBA.
    --Satya SKJ
    Microsoft SQL Server MVP

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