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Reading Excel file as datasource in VB -- long fields issue

Posted on 2006-10-27
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I am using the following code to open an excel doc and doing a join between 2 worksheets to get a single recordset.

    ExcelCN.Provider = "Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0"
    ExcelCN.ConnectionString = "Data Source=" & "myfile.xls" & ";Extended Properties=Excel 8.0;"
    ExcelCN.Open


    sSQL = "SELECT * FROM [table1$] T1 LEFT JOIN [table2$] T2 ON T1.Code=T2.code"

    Set ExcelRS = New ADODB.Recordset
    ExcelRS.Open sSQL, ExcelCN

This creates a recordset with all the fields that I require except that when I look at fields where the content is over a certain (don't exactly know how many char) size it contains a Null value.
I saw a solution suggested in a previous question where increasing the scan to 16 and defining that there is a header would help, however when I tried changing the connection params:
ExcelCN.ConnectionString = "Data Source=" & "myfile.xls" & ";Extended Properties=Excel 8.0;HDR=Yes;MAXSCANROWS=16"

I get an error saying "Could not find installable ISAM"

Any ideas?

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Question by:piershughes
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by:piershughes
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Just tried changing the Excel version to "Excel 10.0" leaving off the "HDR=Yes;MAXSCANROWS=16" and get the same error ...
"Could not find installable ISAM"

This seems odd since I'm running Excel 2002 (XP) which should be Excel 10.0 I believe....
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by:piershughes
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I found this and it seems to work..

        ExcelCN.Open "Provider=MSDASQL.1;Persist Security Info=False;Data Source=Excel Files;Mode=Read;Initial Catalog=myfile.xls"
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Leon
I'll give you the points since yours seems to work a little faster than mine... not sure why!
Thanks for the assist
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