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MS Access through Oracle 9ias

I need to access around 20 MS Excel sheets stored in an Windows NT machine thru Oracle 9ias. Are there any tools to do this? What is the best procedure to be followed. I need to access only few specific cells in Excel sheets.
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jpk041897Commented:
Define the cells you want to access as an Excell database.
You could then use Suns odbc bridge driver and Microsofts ODBC driver for Excell to access the data in your spread sheets.

If the 9iAS is on a diffrent LAN than the Excell sheets, you would need a proxy driver such as rmijdbc.

Once the cells are defined as a DB and the drivers are configured, you will be able to read the sheets as if they were tables in a DB. (The DB would be the directory where the sheets are stored).
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pvprabhakarAuthor Commented:
Hi
 My oracle server 9ias is on Unix. How would I connect to Excel sheet from Unix Environment? How do I define particular cells in Odbc conection?
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ptjiiCommented:
If you have MS SQL Server 7
this can be done.
You define the Excel Sheet as
linked server in MS SQL Server 7.
Then you can access MS SQL Server 7
using jdbc driver from i-net Opta,
Merant or Web Logic.
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jpk041897Commented:
Another option option would be to download the rmiJDBC driver at:

http://www.objectweb.org/RmiJdbc/


This driver is pure RMI on the client side and ODBC on the server side.

You place the client on your UNIX box and the Server side on the PC that contains the Excel sheets.

As for defining cells, The ODBC driver only configueres to a path level. The individual files in a given file (as far as Access and Excel go) are defined as tables.

What you do from Java is make a SELECT * from TABLE record set (where TABLE woul be the name of an Excell sheet and the DB column names would be the Excell sheet column names assigned when defining them as a DB).
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