SQL SERVER – OLE DB Provider ‘Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0’ for Linked Server ‘(null)’ Returned Message ‘Unspecified Error’

There are many situations where you have to create a linked server to Microsoft Excel and read data from there. While doing that, I encountered an error and in this blog, we would discuss how to fix OLE DB provider ‘Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0’ for linked server ‘(null)’ returned message ‘Unspecified error’

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SQL SERVER – Number-Crunching with SQL Server – Exceed the Functionality of Excel

Imagine this. Your users have developed an Excel spreadsheet that extracts data from your SQL Server database, manipulates that data through the use of Excel formulas and, possibly, some VBA code which is then used to calculate P&L, hedging requirements or even risk numbers. Management comes to you and tells you that they need to get rid of the spreadsheet and that the results of the spreadsheet calculations need to be persisted on the database.

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