Message: "The file you are trying to open, 'packagename.procedurename', is in a different format than specified by the file extension", Exporting Mod_plsql Output to Excel 2007 (Doc ID 559367.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 16, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle HTTP Server - Version: 10.1.2.0.2 and later   [Release: AS10gR2 and later ]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When exporting mod_plsql output to Excel 2007 you get a message in Excel stating:
The file you are trying to open, 'packagename.procedurename', is in a diffrent format than specified by the file extension. Verify that the file is not corrupted and is form a trusted source before opening the file. Do you want to open the file now?


Changes

Recently upgraded to Microsoft Excel 2007.  Everything worked fine in previous versions of Excel.

Cause

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