Monday, January 6, 2014

SharePoint 2013 Import Spreadsheet Errors and Solutions

Error: The list cannot be imported because a Microsoft SharePoint foundation-compatible spreadsheet application is not not installed or is not compatible with your browser.

The list cannot be imported because a Microsoft SharePoint foundation-compatible spreadsheet application is not not installed or is not compatible with your browser.

Solution: Use Internet Explorer 32 bit version!

How to Open Internet Explorer 32 bit version? Go to start >> Type "Internet Explorer" and pick the "Internet Explorer" link as in this screenshot.

Error: The specified file is not a valid spreadsheet or contains no data to import.
I'm sure the data is valid and in right format. I know the data is in right format, What's wrong?
SharePoint 2013 Import Spreadsheet Error: The specified file is not a valid spreadsheet or contains no data to import.  I'm sure the data is valid and in right format.

Solution: Well, SharePoint 2013 expects your SharePoint 2013 site to be in Trusted Sites List! So, Add your SharePoint site to Trusted Sites zone.

Here is How to Add SharePoint Site to Trusted Sites Zone:
Go to Internet Explorer >> Click on "Tools" Menu >> Internet Options >> Security >> Trusted Sites >> click on "Sites" button and Enter the URL of your SharePoint Site >> Click on "Add".
Add SharePoint Site to Trusted Sites Zone



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