SharePoint Excel Services RangeParseError – Excel Services was unable to parse the range request.

In this post, you’ll learn about the error message “RangeParseError – Excel Services was unable to parse the range request.” that you usually receive when working eith the Excel Services in SharePoint.

When working with SharePoint Excel Services, there are error codes that are generated in the SOAP exception when the errors occur in the Excel Services. You can use the SubCode property that is available in the SoapException class to identity these error codes and troubleshoot the issue.

Error Message

RangeParseError – Excel Services was unable to parse the range request.

Reason for the Error

The range that was passed into a method with the A1 suffix (SetCellA1, SetRangeA1, GetCellA1, and GetRangeA1) could not be parsed.

Solution

Enter a range reference using A1 notation such as “Sheet1!Range(“A6:A15″)” or a valid structured reference such as “[ShipCity].[#Headers]”.