csv and oledb ?

Posted on 2004-10-07
Last Modified: 2010-07-27


I want to load from a csv file, all the data to a dataset using oledb connection.

when i use:

string strConn = @"Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source=c:\;Extended Properties=text;";

OleDbDataAdapter oleCmd = new OleDbDataAdapter("SELECT * FROM NEWTESTApr.csv", strConn);

my code runs fine, but when i add either HDR, or FMT to the string connection like:

string strConn = @"Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source=c:\;Extended Properties=text;HDR=No;FMT=Delimited;";
it gives me an exception : could not find installable ISAM.

can anyone throw more light on this .. why this is happening ?

Question by:messageforums
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Expert Comment

ID: 12255931
Hey messageman,

Have a look here. This might shed some light on the issue:

Author Comment

ID: 12263167

thanks for the link and the topic on ISAM. that was very helpful.

I did not modify any registries yet, but my question is that
if it runs for the first command that i give., then the addition of HDR or FMT should not matter as long as the connection is valid.

but why just by the addition of those will the system give errors ????

please let me know

Accepted Solution

gregasm earned 50 total points
ID: 12263500
Can you try this code?

System.Data.OleDb.OleDbConnection oConn = new
"Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;" +
"Data Source=" + PathtoTextFile + ";" +
"Extended Properties=\"text;HDR=YES;FMT=Delimited\"");
System.Data.OleDb.OleDbDataAdapter oCmd = new
"select * from csv.txt",

DataSet myDS = new DataSet();

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