Reading Excel

Posted on 1997-10-03
Last Modified: 2010-04-04
Can anyone tell me whats the proper way to setup the odbc drivers for accessing a excel spread sheet. I can get a database but no tables. The excel file in question as 3 spread sheet in side.  
Question by:mike459
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Expert Comment

ID: 1346785
Why don't you use the TExcel component?
You can find it on the web.
Why reinventing the wheel if it already exists?

Author Comment

ID: 1346786
Thanks. do you know were to get TExcel?

Thanks again

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ZifNab earned 100 total points
ID: 1346787
Sure, hope this is what you're looking (with all the functionality, you need) for :

TAExcel (Advanced version of TExcel) :

TExcel (Excel version of original author:

ExcelDemo (Demo version of how to use DDE communication) :

Have fun,
c.u. ZifNab;

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Author Comment

ID: 1346788
thanks !! I hope this works

I'll Let you know

Thanks Again
Mike C

Expert Comment

ID: 1346789
No problem, glad I could help.
It would be great to hear how it ends.
Have fun, using the component.
c.u. ZifNab;

Author Comment

ID: 1346790
I got the componment, but what it does is pump data to a excel spread via DDE. What I need to do is read a spread sheet from disk. What I have is a schedule done in excel thats on a server, also I have a job tracking software I wrote. What I want to do is read the data from the spread sheet via ODBC and display in my software(Job tracker) which is on another server.

So thanks anyway if you have any othe ideas it would be great.
thanks again Mike C

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