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Remove Headers in Excel

Posted on 2004-08-06
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Hi everyone:

How to remove headers (total 11 fileds) from Excel through VB.NET code before dumping data into SQL table.

RGDS
Sam
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by:Bob Learned
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I think this is what you mean.


In the connection string:

Extended Properties="Excel 8.0;HDR=Yes;IMEX=1"

HDR=Yes; indicates that the first row contains columnnames, not data
IMEX=1; tells the driver to always read "intermixed" data columns as text

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by:BOOBIC
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Yes, that's what you have in connection string and only one line of header. But in my case I have 11 lines of headers describing name of the file, date of creation, company name, ....I have to remove them all in order to dump data into SQL.

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by:Bob Learned
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How are you "dumping" to SQL?

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by:BOOBIC
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I didn't wrote any code yet.

Sam

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Jigit earned 100 total points
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1. Save the Excel file as CSV ( worksheet.SaveAs() ) - comma separated text file
2. Open the CSV file programmatically for reading
3. Ignore header lines and then start dumping into SQL

HTH,
Jigit
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by:BOOBIC
ID: 11776752
Hi Jigit:

Thank you for you message. This one of the methods to use. In my app, I have to do it on Proccess_Click event (one click). I got the solution for that.

Thank you.

Sam  
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by:Jigit
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BOOBIC, thank you for accepting my answer and grading it A. Would you like to fill some feedback?

Thanks,
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by:BOOBIC
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I dumped data into SQL and used Delete statement for the rows i would like to be removed.  This not that sofisticated but it does the trick. I needed to move quick with that project. And my question is opened in any way. How to do that right.

RGDS
Sam
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