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I converted many excel files to Tab files. Recently I get the message "Unable to create table from file, please check that the table is valid and available for write access".

  • 1.  I converted many excel files to Tab files. Recently I get the message "Unable to create table from file, please check that the table is valid and available for write access".

    Posted 10-29-2018 16:36

    The latter is easy to check. I have not seen this message before V16. I need this option badly.



  • 2.  RE: I converted many excel files to Tab files. Recently I get the message "Unable to create table from file, please check that the table is valid and available for write access".

    Posted 10-30-2018 03:45

    Hi Ad,

    Typically, this is caused by a conflict in the Office Driver: 32 bit versus 64 bit.

    Have a look at this article: The following link is no longer available. To access this information, copy the title found in the url into the search tool on the top nav bar, or try searching for key words in the post. https://li360.pitneybowes.com/s/article/Unable-to-create-MapInfo-table-from-file-error-message-when-opening-Excel-file-in-MapInfo-Pro-64-bit



  • 3.  RE: I converted many excel files to Tab files. Recently I get the message "Unable to create table from file, please check that the table is valid and available for write access".

    Posted 10-31-2018 13:25

    Quick workaround is to save to xls​ rather than xlsx (guessing that the conflict is with xlsx - depending on which version of Office you have installed).



  • 4.  RE: I converted many excel files to Tab files. Recently I get the message "Unable to create table from file, please check that the table is valid and available for write access".

    Posted 11-06-2018 05:23

    After I (unvoluntarily) reinstalled Windows 7, the EXCEL spreadsheets converted to Tab files flawlessly. Thanks for your help.