Problem while reading some Excel binary files - some cells are blank ?!

Aug 13, 2009 at 1:49 PM

Hi guys,

Hope you are well.

Great job with this Excel reader!

I just have a new excel file and the reader read sometimes blank cell instead of retrieving the value.

There is no specific format on thoses cells.

I'd like to attach the files but  it's not possible.

Could you help me on this please ? Did you faxe the same issue in the past ?


Best Regards,


Oct 22, 2009 at 12:01 PM

I have same issue. Did you resolve problem?

Oct 22, 2009 at 12:07 PM


Actually I didn't resolve the issue.

I just work with others excel spreadsheets as a work-around



Dec 18, 2009 at 9:50 AM

This may be the same as this:

Mar 30, 2010 at 1:14 AM

I am having the same issue.  The file is all just entered data, but it comes up blank in most of the cells.  Very strange.

Mar 31, 2010 at 1:50 AM

I stepped through the code and it is happening on fields of type LABELSST.  It seems to be some sort of indexed string and when ExcelReader tries to get the indexed string, the index is larger than the number of strings, so it's blank.