I want to parse an excel file and store the results in a dataset.
I am using microsoft JET oledb for this.
the problem arises when there are extra columns in the excel file (even though they are not defined ), and i get the oledb exception: too many fields defined (when there are no columns in the excel file that are really "data"), since i am filling a dataset from a query for the above table selected.
say for example some excel file has 5 columns and 50 rows. every time i run my program on a new excel file that i receive, i need to make sure, all the EXTRA columns starting from column 6 to the end of whatever columns, are selected and then DELETED.
If i do the above step only my program runs fine or else ends up with the exception.
now to my question: is there a way from the program to let the program delete those EXTRA columns, so i dont end up in that exception that i get. ??
or else there is another way out of this situation and NOT get that exception.