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2417786 - File with extension .xls not deleted after processiong via FTP file location in Designer, SAP Data Services 14..x


  • For two files with extensions .xls and .xlsx imported from an FTP server and read into a dataflow locally, jobs pulling .xls files fail if the sheet names used in the file format do not correspond with the sheet names used in the file format definition.
  • Jobs with file extension .xlsx succeed regardless of the difference.
  • Expected error:
  • Error: OLE or COM processing error. Please make sure Microsoft Access Database Engine is properly installed: <'XXXXX$' is not a valid, while running a job that downloads a file via ftp file location and deletes it after processing



  • SAP Data Services
  • Windows platforms


SAP Data Services 4.2


KBA , EIM-DS-EXE , Job Execution , Problem

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