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opening a csv file using oledb extended property

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I have a .CSV file (comma delimited) that I want to open using OLEDB, but I
get the error "External table is not in the expected format."
If I save the .CSV file to an .XLS file, I can open the connection with no
problem.
What is the correct way to open a .CSV file ?
If I can not open the CSV file, how can I programmatically save the CSV file
to an XLS file ?
Thanks a lot.

dim myCon OleDb.OleDbConnection
myCon = New OleDbConnection("Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0; Data
Source=c:\file.csv; Extended Properties=""Excel 8.0; HDR=NO; IMEX=1""")
--> error "External table is not in the expected format."

I also made Extended Properties = text
Then also it gives me error --> path not found for the file.

Thanks
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dim myCon OleDb.OleDbConnection
myCon = New OleDbConnection("Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0; Data
Source=c:\; Extended Properties=""text; HDR=NO; IMEX=1""")

Dim _file as string
_file="file.csv"
Dim cmd As New OleDb.OleDbCommand("select * from [" & _file & "]", myCon)
        Dim da As New OleDb.OleDbDataAdapter(cmd)
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Thanks..

it worked for data source c:\.

But when I am giving the path of data source of c:\testsite\testfiles ,it gives me error invalid path.

As I have to keep the file.csv file in c:\testsite\testfiles  folder.

I have IIS default web site, mapped to c:\testsite.

Could any one give me the solution for this.

Thanks




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