‘Unable to read from external data source’

‘Unable to read from external data source’

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Problem:

When attempting to link to an Excel spreadsheet from the IDAutomation.com Barcode Label Software, the following error message may be encountered:

“Unable to read from external data source. The Microsoft jet database engine could not find the object “NAME SPACE$$”. Make sure the object exists and that you spell the file and path names correctly.”

Solution:

This error message may appear when the sheet name in the spreadsheet includes a space. For example:

Space in Sheet Name Tab Image

When attempting to link to Excel in the label software, the following error message appears:

external data source error

For a workaround to this issue, remove the space in the sheet name:

namespace image

This will allow a link to the external database:

linked data image