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Import/export to Excel on Azure server

Kim Hansen


We have moved a customers solution from their own server to an Azure server.

Everything is working fine, exept when the customer want to import or export to Excel.

Then they get the error The 'Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0' provider is not registered on the local machine

What am i missing?




Nicolai Pedersen
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Is it a webapp or azure vm?

If it is a webapp you cannot do anything about it. We need to change to use a more recent technology supported on that stack.

If it is an Azure VM I believe you can install the Data Access Component on the server:

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Dmitriy Benyuk Dynamicweb Employee
Dmitriy Benyuk

Hi Kim,
could you try with "*.xls" files only? That should probably work if you have 32 bit environment, and will probably not work for 64. The *.xls extension should use the Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0 driver.
Kind regards, Dmitrij

Kim Hansen

Nicolai: Its an Azure VM, and ill try the Data Access Component tonight when the server is a bit more empty :) Thanks


Dmitriy: As far as i know, Azure is native 64-bit.. and i think ill get killed by our Hosting department if i changed it to 32-bit.

Kim Hansen

Data Access Component worked perfectly, thanks :)

No need to restart.

Justin Sjouw Dynamicweb Employee
Justin Sjouw

One addition for people also needing to install the Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0, use the x64 version! :-)


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