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Read Xlsx file with custom sheet name

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I am working on an application that would allow users to import data from spreadsheet files generated by another application. These spreadsheets have a single worksheet with the name ‘Course Roster’.

When trying to read the file, I get the following error:

Error: Sheet "1" not found in *.xlsx file. at readXlsx (/.../node_modules/read-excel-file/commonjs/readXlsx.js:49:11) at readXlsxFileContents (/.../node_modules/read-excel-file/commonjs/readXlsxFileContents.js:22:38) at /.../node_modules/read-excel-file/commonjs/readXlsxFileNode.js:33:47 at <anonymous> at process._tickCallback (internal/process/next_tick.js:188:7)

I would appreciate any suggestions.


After doing some additional troubleshooting, I think I have isolated the problem to the file format the other application is using for export. When I open the originally generated file in Excel and save it, Read Excel File is able to parse it.

Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created 5 years ago
  • Comments:7 (3 by maintainers)

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catamphetaminecommented, Sep 30, 2018

Added support for reading sheets by names.

lkittyzaacommented, Mar 13, 2019

OK Thank you very much for your kindness

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