Excel and ArcGIS 10.2.1

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02-18-2015 10:36 AM
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All, I could appreciate some help on Excel and ArcGIS 10.2.1.

 

I have ArcGIS 10.2.1 & Excel 2010. When in ArcMap I can not see my Excel files, let alone join to them. When in ArcCatalog I can see all of my 2010 Excel files and can even double click on them and they open. They same is true when in ArcMap & I open up the side bar of ArcCatalog.

 

I have tried reinstalled & repairing ArcGIS 10.2.1. My maintenance contract is up, I am at a loss. I have searched threads of help but, have come across nothing. I have also tried installing a MS Access/Excel 2007 plug in that some threads have suggested. That did not help.

 

Whenever I first installed ArcGIS 10.2.1 everything worked fine. Some months back is where the problems developed of course. Perhaps it was a windows/MS office update that changed things? I got by for a bit but, now the fix is more urgent. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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In ArcCatalog, under Customize->ArcCatalog Options->File Types tab, is XLSX listed? If so, remove it.

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It doesn't make sense to me either, but adding it results in the same behaviour you report, and removing it fixes the problem.

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In ArcCatalog, under Customize->ArcCatalog Options->File Types tab, is XLSX listed? If so, remove it.

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It doesn't make sense to me either, but adding it results in the same behaviour you report, and removing it fixes the problem.

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Darren,

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. This is such a simple, nonsensical solution but, it worked instantly. Suddenly all of my excel tables and their various tabs are all visible. I even did a test join with no issues. Thanks for sorting this out!

Andrew

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