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Resolve Unsupported data source when trying to connect with a Excel Data Source via EasyLoader in MapInfo Professional

Product affected: MapInfo Professional®, MapInfo Pro™
 

Issue

When using an Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) to an Excel sheet a Database Connection in EasyLoader cannot be established with the ODBC. The following error occurs:

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Cause

Excel files are not supported via ODBC in MapInfo Pro™.

Resolution

UPDATED: July 26, 2017
To clear the error use an ODBC to a data source connection for a supported Database Management System. Supported DBMS are SQL Server, PostGIS, Oracle and Microsoft Access.

For Excel files please use Open Table, Excel (*.xls\*.xlsx)