Reading Excel

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.  
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Why don't you use the TExcel component?
You can find it on the web.
Why reinventing the wheel if it already exists?
mike459Author Commented:
Thanks. do you know were to get TExcel?

Thanks again
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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mike459Author Commented:
thanks !! I hope this works

I'll Let you know

Thanks Again
Mike C
No problem, glad I could help.
It would be great to hear how it ends.
Have fun, using the component.
c.u. ZifNab;
mike459Author Commented:
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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