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Errors 2: or 29: while exporting employee reports to Excel from QuickBooks desktop

Exporting Payroll reports into Microsoft Excel generates error: 

  • Error 29: SE_ERR_DDEFAIL The DDE transaction failed.
  • Error 2: SE_Err_FNF File Not Found: C:\Program Files....QB_Payroll_Link.xlt or other .xlt file

When opening a excel file by double clicking on the file the message appears:

  • There was a problem sending the command to the program.


How to fix it

Microsoft Excel has an incorrect setting:

  • For steps to correct this Excel setting, please visit Microsoft Support Article ID: 211494



KB ID# SLN65423
10/27/2016 5:31:21 PM
PPRDQSSWS407 9138 Pro 2017 daaa1e