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I have an excel sheet that contains data that I exported from an Oracle database, and now when I try to open this file from another machine (my laptop), the data appears as strange letters, like Chinese characters, although Arabic is downloaded on my laptop.

How can I read this file?

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When you say exported, how did you do that? Are you sure you have the right file? –  soandos Aug 18 '11 at 19:14
@soandos Excel supports many different types of database connections using ODBC –  James Aug 19 '11 at 17:29
I know, but not my question. If he is just trying to read a raw oracle file, it would be unreadable in excel. That is what I am asking. –  soandos Aug 19 '11 at 18:27

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