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  • Read excel 2003 using openxml
    Is it possible to read the xml data or xml format of excel 2003 in open xml. Is there anyway we can read excel 2003 in 2007. We can ask customers to save excel 2003 in any format but we cannot ask them to store in 2007 . 
    Note we do not want the client to use compatibility pack to convert 2003 to 2007.
    Tuesday, March 22, 2011 12:47 AM

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  • Hi Frdotnet,

    Thank you for posting and we are glad to help with you.

    >>Is it possible to read the xml data or xml format of excel 2003 in open xml.

    As far as I know, we can't read xml format of Excel 2003 via Open XML SDK. Because Excel 2003 is not built as Open XML file format. Open XML SDK can be used for Office 2007 and Office 2010 because they make use of zip technology to organize several XML files. So, we can't open Excel 2003 files and previous version via Open XML SDK.

    Besides, please take a look at the SDK overview:

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyId=C6E744E5-36E9-45F5-8D8C-331DF206E0D0&displaylang=en

    Thank you for your understanding. I hope this can help you and feel free to follow up.

    Best Regards,


    Bruce Song [MSFT]
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    • Marked as answer by frdotnet Wednesday, March 23, 2011 5:17 PM
    Tuesday, March 22, 2011 2:31 AM