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Data connections not found in XLS document

Hi Aspose team,

in attached project I included one XLS document which has 4 data connections

Unfortunately none of them is recognized.

As you can see in attached project coding is very simple.


Thanks for your posting and using Aspose.Cells.

We were able to observe this issue and logged it in our database for a fix.

This issue has been logged as

  • CELLSNET-45377 - Data connections not found in XLS document

Workbook wb = new Workbook(“Test.xls”);

int cnt = wb.DataConnections.Count;
Console.WriteLine("Data Connections Count: " + cnt);

Console Output:
Data Connections Count: 0 //It should be 4


Thanks for using Aspose.Cells.

We only support keeping data connections of XLS file but we don't manipulate or parse it to API (i.e. Workbook.DataConnections).

It is a complex feature for us but we plan to support it in Third Quarter of Year 2017. Once, the feature is implemented, we will let you know asap.


thanks for update.
It will be perfect if you update help related to this area as according to it, it looks like that this feature is supported.

Unfortunately, there is no clear notification that this will not work in case of XLS file format.



Thanks for your comment and using Aspose.Cells.

By updating docs, do you mean Aspose.Cells API Reference or do you mean Documentation Articles?

Please help us by sharing the web links which you want to get updated. Thanks,


This is to inform you that we have fixed your issue (logged earlier as “CELLSNET-45377”) now. We will soon provide you the fixed version after performing QA and incorporating other enhancements and fixes.

The issues you have found earlier (filed as CELLSNET-45377) have been fixed in this update. This message was posted using BugNotificationTool from Downloads module by Amjad_Sahi