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Helper III

File read issue > how to read this?

Dear community.


I have a set of files that comes from SAP BW - we cannot interface directly - as a broadcast to my outlook every day.

It arrives in my mail as a ZIP, with within a file with xls extension.


However, it is no a true excel file, but rather similar to XML. I found this out when right click > open in notepad.

If i open the file with Excel it will tell me that te file format and extension dont match, but when  i click yes to continue the file opens and i see an excel table. When i save the file then to excel with save as excel, it is much much smaller and opens correctly next time


Unfortunately, i dont want to every day extract all zip files and then open > save as excel everyday for all files. I want to read the file in Power BI. Get file as XML and Excel dont seem to work.


Can anyone please take a look at the file in the link below and advice? I removed all data lines but one to keep te file small and without confidential data.


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Super User IV

Re: File read issue > how to read this?

Try opening it as an HTML page.


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