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Trouble reading XLS #3

kbanman opened this Issue Dec 29, 2013 · 2 comments


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kbanman commented Dec 29, 2013

I'm trying to parse this XLS file:

and getting the error Error: [XLRDError] undefined: Unsupported format, or corrupt file: Expected BOF record; found '<html>\n<'

kbanman commented Dec 29, 2013

Ugh, I'm really not sure what the deal was there, but it is working for me now :/

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extrabacon commented Dec 31, 2013

Looks like this XLS file contains HTML markup, most likely produced by a
web application (a trick for producing Excel files). XLRD can only read
binary XLS files.

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