"The file you are trying to open, 'FNDWRR.exe' is in a different format than specified by the file extension" Error When Reviewing MS Excel Output File (Doc ID 467256.1)

Last updated on JULY 24, 2017

Applies to:

BI Publisher (formerly XML Publisher) - Version 5.6.3 to 5.6.3 [Release 5]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 20-Feb-2012***

Symptoms

You are generating excel output file via XML Publisher.

You defined a viewer pointing to MS Excel for file having EXCEL extension.

You installed MS OFFICE 2007 on your client PC.

When reviewing the generated output file, MS Excel is displaying a pop-up window showing:

"The file you are trying to open, 'FNDWRR.exe' is in a different format than specified by the file extension. Verify that the file is not corrupted and is from a trusted source before opening the file. Do you want to open the file now?"

If you select "Yes", then file is opened without any other issue.

This pop-up was not raised in previous version of MS Office.

Changes

Migrated to MS Office 2007.

Cause

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