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�The specified file is not a valid spreadsheet or contains no data� error occurs when you try to upload an Office Excel spreadsheet to SharePoint Online


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Symptoms

When you try to use the Import spreadsheet option in Site actions�to upload a Microsoft Office Excel spreadsheet to Microsoft SharePoint Online, you receive the following error message:
The specified file is not a valid spreadsheet or contains no data to import.

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Cause

This issue can occur if the SharePoint Online URL was not added to�Trusted Sites in Internet Explorer.

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Resolution

To resolve this issue, add the SharePoint Online site to Trusted Sites in Internet Explorer. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. On the Tools menu in Internet Explorer, click Internet Options.
  2. On the Security tab, complete one of the following actions:
    • For private sites that use https authentication, select Trusted Sites, select Sites, and then add the SharePoint site to the trusted sites lists.
    • For public sites that use https authentication, select Local Intranet, select Sites, and then click Advanced. Add the SharePoint site to the trusted sites lists.

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Keywords: KB2557451, vkbportal230, o365, vkbportal237, bposs, vkbportal231

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Article Info
Article ID : 2557451
Revision : 7
Created on : 6/22/2012
Published on : 6/22/2012
Exists online : False
Views : 71