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External table is not the expected format.... Access transferspreadsheet function

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I'm using the Transferspreadsheet function to import an Excel file using the following code.  I've checked the values in the variables with msgbox but get the "External table is not in the expected format" error.  The file is in the location....

DoCmd.TransferSpreadsheet acImport, , "Clarity_Project_Information", varClarityFilePath & varClarityFileName, True

Thanks for your help,
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duh -- when the xls file was generated from an external application, it saved as XML with .xls extension.... problem solved....
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