Excel Files

There are two providers in Data Sync that can be used to read-write Data from Microsoft Excel.


Resolving a Connection Error

To connect to Excel we use the Microsoft Office Drivers on a 32 bit system this is JET for XLS files and ACE for XLSX files. On a 64 bit system JET is unavailable so we use ACE.

If you do not have the Microsoft Access Runtime installed you can download the runtime from here.

Note: if you have 32 bit office installed you cannot install the 64 bit runtime.

If you have 32 bit office installed you can either:

1 - Run the 32 Bit version of Data Sync (Simego.DataSync.Studio32.exe) which can be found at the following path C:\Program Files\Simego\Data Synchronisation Studio 3.0..

Please also note that if you are scheduling using the run tool you will also need to run 32 bit version of the run tool as well (Simego.DataSync.Run32.exe).

2 - Uninstall 32 Bit Office and Install 64 Bit office instead.

If your running Data Sync on a server the recommended configuration is to keep all components 64 bit therefore you should run the 64 bit version of the Microsoft Office runtime.