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Excel Services error messages (Office SharePoint Server)

Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007

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Topic Last Modified: 2015-03-09

Excel Services is a new server technology included in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. This shared service enables you to load, calculate, and display Office Excel workbooks on Office SharePoint Server 2007. Excel Services generates errors and error messages in the SOAP exception, based on errors that occur in Excel Services. The following table shows the errors that are accessible when calls to the Excel Services methods produce a SOAP exception. It also includes the error codes for Excel Services alerts, associated messages, and the explanation.

Error code Message Explanation


Invalid value to argument:{0}

An invalid value for an argument was passed into the API call.

0 - name of the argument. Its value is invalid.


The {0} coordinate of {1} is invalid.

0 - coordinate name (row, column, height, width).

1 - name of the argument, which holds the coordinate structure.

The contents of the RangeCoordinates class or the row\column\height\width parameters on a get or set call are invalid.


The size of the provided array does not match the size and shape of the destination range.

The caller tried to set a range in a workbook, but the parameter that contains the array values does not match the target range.


The request for the range does not refer to a contiguous range. Excel Services supports contiguous ranges only.

The caller supplied a non-contiguous range when trying to set or get a range of cells. Excel Services does not support non-contiguous ranges. It only supports contiguous ranges.


Unable to retrieve external data for the following connections:{0}

Attempts to refresh a data source inside a workbook failed.

0 is a list of connection names separated by \n.


The data source may be unreachable, may not be responding, or has denied access.

A call to the OpenWorkbook method failed because the user does not have access to the file.


You do not have permissions to open this file on Excel Services.

A call to the OpenWorkbook method failed because the file is corrupt.


The file you selected cannot be opened because it is corrupt, protected by Information Rights Management, or in a file format not supported by Excel Services. Excel may be able to open this file.

A call to the OpenWorkbook method failed because the file does not exist.


The file you selected could not be found. Check the spelling of the file name and verify that the location is correct. The file you selected cannot be opened at this time due to security settings for Excel Services.

A call to the OpenWorkbook method failed because of the administrator's security settings. This could happen for various reasons. For example, the file is too big; that is, its size exceeded the limit set by the administrator.


Editing Formulas is not enabled in this release of Excel Services.

The caller tried to write a formula to the workbook.


An error occurred while opening the file you selected.

Excel Services is unable to open the file for an unknown reason.


The worksheet that you requested does not exist in the workbook.

The sheet name was not found or was invalid.


The operation you performed cannot be completed at this time because the session is no longer available on the server. You can reload the workbook and create a new session, but any changes you have made have been lost.

The call sessionID value is either invalid or has since timed out.


The requested workbook is IRM protected. Excel Services cannot load IRM-protected workbooks.

A call to the OpenWorkbook method failed because the workbook is protected by Information Rights Management (IRM).


The maximum number of allowed sessions per user has been exceeded. The operation cannot be completed.

The maximum number of sessions a user can have open at any given time has been exceeded. This limit is set by the administrator.


An operation is already being processed in this session. Only one operation can be processed in a session at a time.

Multiple requests have been issued on the same session. A session can only process one request at a time (with a few exceptions).


Access denied. You do not have permission to perform this action or access this resource.

The caller does not have permission to access the server.


One or more object types provided are not supported by Excel Services. The operation was rolled back.

The caller tried to write unsupported object-type values to a range.


The operation has been canceled.

The operation that is currently taking place was canceled because the user called the CancelRequest method.


Excel Services was unable to parse the range request.

The range that was passed to a method with the A1 suffix (SetCellA1, SetRangeA1, GetCellA1, and GetRangeA1) could not be parsed.


The area of the requested range exceeds 1,000,000 cells.

The requested range exceeds the cell limit of 1,000,000.


Excel Services is unable to process the request.

Excel Services might, at times, reach a state where its resources are low. When this happens, it might start denying requests.


An error occurred while saving the file.

A call to the GetWorkbook method failed.


The requested operation attempted to overwrite the contents of cells that cannot be edited.

The caller tried to write values to a range that has protected cells. For example, the cell contains a formula.


The sheet provided as the sheet argument is not the same as the sheet specified in the range argument.

The name of the sheet passed to a sheetName parameter does not match the sheet location specified in the rangeName parameter.


The requested range does not exist in the sheet.

The range that was passed to a method with the A1 suffix (SetCellA1, SetRangeA1, GetCellA1, and GetRangeA1) could not be found.


The file you selected cannot be opened because it contains features that are not supported by Excel Services. One or more of the following unsupported features were detected in the workbook: {0}

The workbook contains unsupported features.

0 is a list of unsupported feature names separated by \n.