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E-QR/PIA: Excel 2007 warning, The file you are trying to open, is in a different format than specified by the file extension. (Doc ID 658613.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 05, 2019

Applies to:

PeopleSoft Enterprise PT PeopleTools - Version 8.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
SPECIFIC TO:
Enterprise, PeopleTools, Query Manager, Excel 2007

*** Checked For Relevance On April 3rd, 2017 ***

This document has been merged with E-QR: Saving Query in Excel 2007 Gets a "different format" Warning Message (Doc ID 658128.1)


***Checked for relevance on 05-January-2015***

Symptoms


After upgrading to Office 2007, when running a Query through the Web and selecting Excel as the output, the User receives the error:

"The file you are trying to open, 'mydomain.com', 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 the User replies by hitting the Yes button, then the file opens normally in Excel. This is not a bug.

Cause

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