But What About Excel 2007?

That last post on loading multiple Excel files is probably going to be less useful if you have files in the new Excel 2007 XSLX file format. The built-in Excel source component in SSIS only works with the “classic”[1] XLS file format. Fortunately, Microsoft has made available for download a set of 2007 Office System Driver: Data Connectivity Components that allow you to connect to XSLX files via OLE DB or ODBC.

There’s also a good article on this on the ssis.wik.is web site, with a few more details than you’ll find on the download page.


[1] I think that “classic” has a much nicer ring to it than “legacy”[2]
[2] Which was, of course, the new “old”[3]
[2] Which was, of course, the old “old”


About ssimagine

My name is Matthew Roche, and I am a Senior Program Manager with the SQL Server product group at Microsoft. I work on Master Data Services and Data Quality Services, and have previously worked on SQL Server Integration Services. Although I work for Microsoft and will be posting on technical topics, I want to stress that this is a personal blog, and any opinions posted here are mine and mine alone. I built my career around SQL Server and Microsoft technologies for well over a decade before I joined Microsoft as an employee, and I plan on using this blog to share my personal experience and opinions. They may well be shaped by my experience on the SQL Server team, but they’re still mine, and not that of Microsoft, disclaimer, disclaimer, etc., etc..
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