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Labeling Software Pulls Incorrect / Strange Data from Excel – Problem Article

Summary

This article provides possible explanations and a possible solution for labeling software (NiceLabel, CODESOFT, LABELVIEW, LABEL MATRIX, BarTender) having a problem accessing information from an Excel data file.

Symptoms

There are many ways that this problem can surface. It could be in a form of an error message, incorrect data, incorrect data format or just an inability to retrieve any data from Excel data file.

Explanation

The problem may be caused by an incorrect or missing database driver. There may be other causes, but the following solution is the best place to start.

Solution

Install Access database engine. There are many different versions of this floating around the Internet. As of this writing, the most stable version appears to be the 2010 version.  Search the internet for ‘Microsoft Access Database Engine 2010’.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=13255

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Updated on October 6, 2017

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