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This data source contains no visible tables

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Folks,
Using the attached 2010 workbook I've been trying to establish a connection so I can use MSQuery. The attached workbook, tab labeled "Sales List" is my data source (the attached workbook is clean and is what I've been using- I've copied and pasted values into this new workbook making sure that the Range Manager was empty). I'm selecting the correct driver for Excel, yet when I "Select a default table for your data source" there is nothing there. I've researched through the Internet and tried all what's been suggested, even working through Word's Mail Merge. I've tried with the file saved in an Excel 2003 format. The results are always the same.
This problem is not unique to 2010 - I've have the same problem on my 2013 machine getting the same results - "This data source contains no visible tables".
I do not why I'm having this problem or how to make this work. My OS is Windows 7 on both machines.
No tablesNo visible tablesDynamicDataValidation.xlsx
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Question by:Frank Freese
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Rory Archibald earned 500 total points
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In the MSQuery wizard, you can click Options and choose the 'System Tables' option. This will then show the sheets as Tables.
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by:Frank Freese
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Rory,
When I select "Getting Data from Other Sources" - "From MSQuery" the first thing I see is this:
Choose Data SourceI have been selecting  "New Data Source" and "OK"
The next thing I see is this:
[embed=file 871500I complete items 1 and 2 then click "Connect"
ODBC setupNameDataSource.png
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by:Frank Freese
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I did not mean to submit - I wasn't done yet so ignore the above please
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by:Frank Freese
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Rory,
 When I select "Getting Data from Other Sources" - "From MSQuery" the first thing I see is this:
Choose Data SourceI have been selecting  "New Data Source" and "OK"
 The next thing I see is this:
Name Data SourceI complete 1 and 2
From there is click "Connect" and complete this:
ODBC setupI then complete this:
Select Workbookand click OK twice and finish here:
select tableYou commented "In the MSQuery wizard, you can click Options and choose the 'System Tables' option. This will then show the sheets as Tables"
I looked at all the options available in this process and could not locate "choose the 'Systems Tables' ". Where have I gone wrong?
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by:Frank Freese
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Found it! Thanks
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