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Working with excel files with file format of '95 or before

Hi,

I have some excel files with file format of '95 or before. The Aspose.cells library raises not supported file format exception.

I wonder, by any chance, whether there is some work around to work (opening and manipulating) with such files.

Attached is such an example excel file.

Please suggest any solution that would work for me. It would be great if you could reply me urgently.

Best Regards

Mohan

Hi,

I am afraid, there is no such workaround that could load these files. However, you can save yourself from exception, if you want to detect the fileformat without loading the actual file.

Please use CellsHelper.DetectFileFormat()

Hi,

Also, for your information, Aspose.Cells supports BIFF8 or greater formats (Excel 97 - Excel 2010).
If you want you may try the following steps to work with the file for Aspose.Cells product, so that Aspose.Cells could open/process the file fine:
e.g
Open your template file into MS Excel (e.g..,Ms Excel 2003 or 2007).
Save the file As "Microsoft Office Excel Workbook".
Now you can use Aspose.Cells to open/manipulate the file for your requirements, it will work fine.

Not sure if it is feasible for you.

Thank you.

Thanks for your prompt replies Guys!

Best Regards

Mohan