Yet again some compatibility issue with the this nightmare of a system. I've got 32 bit office and 64 bit SSMS (2008 sql R2).
As soon as I use a later version of excel (.xlsx) instead of (.xls) it fails.
Trying to run a package that imports from Excel, but get message oledb 12.0 not available when I create the connection to the file and try picking the sheet.
What do I need to install to fix this thing? I wonder if it is these, which were listed in pinal dave's blog:
Why are the files called AccessDatabase, when it causes issues in Excel as well?