Knime not able to read Excel File

I am using the XLS Reader to read an excel file. But I get the following error when I try to configure it.

WARN KNIMEApplication$4 Potential deadlock in AWT Event Queue detected. Full thread dump will follow as debug ouput.

The excel file I am trying to use is close to 38 MB. How do I resolve this?




workaround: open the excel and save as csv ?

The warning you mentioned just means it is working hard on the UI thread. You can try to configure it with a smaller xls(x) (but with the same structure) and after that switch to your larger. In that case, it should not be a problem to read directly from the xls(x) file.