SSIS - The Excel Connection Manager is not supported in the 64-bit version of SSIS error

You receive an error like the one below:

Information: 0x4004300A at Data Flow Task, SSIS.Pipeline: Validation phase is beginning. Error: 0xC00F9304 at Package, Connection manager "Excel Connection Manager": SSIS Error Code DTS_E_OLEDB_EXCEL_NOT_SUPPORTED: The Excel Connection Manager is not supported in the 64-bit version of SSIS, as no OLE DB provider is available. Error: 0xC020801C at Data Flow Task, Excel Source [1]: SSIS Error Code DTS_E_CANNOTACQUIRECONNECTIONFROMCONNECTIONMANAGER. The AcquireConnection method call to the connection manager "Excel Connection Manager" failed with error code 0xC00F9304. There may be error messages posted before this with more information on why the AcquireConnection method call failed. Error: 0xC0047017 at Data Flow Task, SSIS.Pipeline: component "Excel Source" (1) failed validation and returned error code 0xC020801C.

You have 64bit problem: if you run the package in BIDS, go to solution explorer, right click on project, select properties go to debugging tab, and set Run64BitRuntime to false.


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