BAM Excel Add-In for Excel 2007 – This workbook has lost its VBA project, ActiveX controls and any other programmability-related features

I have installed and enabled BAM Excel Add-in in Excel 2007. Now when I start Excel I get the following error message:

“Repairs to BAM.xla’
Excel was able to open the file by repairing or removing the unreadable content.
This workbook has lost its VBA project, ActiveX controls and any other programmability-related features”


  • You get this error because during the installation of MS Office 2007, “Visual Basic for Application” was not installed.


  • To solve this you need to change your installation of MS Office.
    • Close Excel if it is open.
    • In the Control Panel choose “Add or Remove Programs”
    • Select Microsoft Office in the list and click on the Change button.
    • Choose “Add or remove features” and press “Continue”
excel add feactures
  • Select “Visual Basic for Applications” in the “Office Shared Features” list and set it to “Run from My Computer”. Then click on the continue button.
excel add feactures

After the installation is finished you will be able to use BAM Excel Add-In.

Author: Sandro Pereira

Sandro Pereira lives in Portugal and works as a consultant at DevScope. In the past years, he has been working on implementing Integration scenarios both on-premises and cloud for various clients, each with different scenarios from a technical point of view, size, and criticality, using Microsoft Azure, Microsoft BizTalk Server and different technologies like AS2, EDI, RosettaNet, SAP, TIBCO etc. He is a regular blogger, international speaker, and technical reviewer of several BizTalk books all focused on Integration. He is also the author of the book “BizTalk Mapping Patterns & Best Practices”. He has been awarded MVP since 2011 for his contributions to the integration community.

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