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Can't drag and drop an XLS table in ArcMap 10.5.1

Question asked by cbeyerhelm01 on Oct 21, 2017
Latest reply on Nov 17, 2017 by azendel

I recently upgraded to 10.5.1 from 10.3.1 and have noticed that I can no longer drag and drop an XLS table into ArcMap 10.5.1 like I was able to do in 10.3.1.  I get a "Failed to connect..." message, as illustrated below.  But I can drag and drop an XLSX, but I have to open the XLS in Excel first and save it as an XLSX...a bit inconvenient.

 

Is that a bug, or do I have a dodgy install of 10.5.1, or do I need to make a setting somewhere to be able to drag and drop and XLS, or is that just the way it is?

 

Thanks.

 

This message is produced when I drag and drop an XLS table in ArcMap 10.5.1.

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