Could not find installable ISAM. Excel 2007

Posted on 2009-04-06
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I have seen the solutions to this problem, but I can't get any of them to work.

I have an asp page that works when I run the page through my localhost, but as soon as I try to run it on my web server it fails.

On a side note, I have tried both of the following:

I also modified the registry entry for: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Jet/4.0/Engines/Excel to point to C:\WINDOWS\System32\msexcel40.dll like my localhost is setup.

strWDir = "//mefspr01/groups/everyone/acct/AMS Working/Automation_Commission.xls"
set conExcel = Server.CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")
strConnectionExcel = "Provider=Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0;Data Source=" & strWDir & ";Extended Properties=""Excel 8.0; HDR=Yes;"""
conExcel.Open strConnectionExcel
' Load ADO Recordset with Excel Data
set rsExcel = Server.CreateObject("ADODB.Recordset")
rsExcel.Open ("SELECT * FROM [Sheet1$]"), strConnectionExcel

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Question by:michd
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Author Comment

ID: 24077230
That is what I installed to load the Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0 Provider.

Author Comment

ID: 24077262
I also updated the Excel 8.0 to Excel 12.0...

from this:
strConnectionExcel = "Provider=Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0;Data Source=" & strWDir & ";Extended Properties=""Excel 8.0; HDR=Yes;"""

to this:
strConnectionExcel = "Provider=Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0;Data Source=" & strWDir & ";Extended Properties=""Excel 12.0; HDR=Yes;"""
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Expert Comment

ID: 24077459
Have you tried using an xlsx file instead?

Also try writing the full path in one line like

Provider=Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0;Data Source=c:\TestWorkbook.xlsx;Extended Properties="Excel 12.0;HDR=YES;"

Author Comment

ID: 24077879
Tried that and that too did not work.  I am currently looking at the drivers that both computers have.

Author Comment

ID: 24086228
Well I got the Microsoft Drivers to be the same on both boxes, but I am still getting the ISAM error when I try to run this through a web server browser versus my local box.

set conExcel = Server.CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")
strConnExcel = "Provider=Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0;Data Source=//mefspr01/groups/everyone/acct/AMS Working/Automation_Commission.xlsx;Extended Properties=""Excel 12.0; HDR=Yes;"""
            conExcel.Open strConnExcel

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Expert Comment

ID: 24086339
Can you try mapping a drive?

Author Comment

ID: 24086592
Man this stinks!!!  Still doesn't work.  I am about to see if I can switch to csv vs xls.

set conExcel = Server.CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")
strConnExcel = "Provider=Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0;Data Source=I:\Everyone\Acct\AMS Working\Automation_Commission.xls;Extended Properties=""Excel 12.0; HDR=Yes;"""
conExcel.Open strConnExcel

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michd earned 0 total points
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Any other thoughts?  I have postings out at Microsoft and nothing I try is working.  

I have tried re-registering the dll, checked the registry, and reload MDAC.

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