Reading a Excel sheet

have a excel file which starts with a report info in first few rows of excel and then table.

For example:

Distribution Report:

  No of employees:
Date:
Amount:


Detail Table

empno    ssn        aadr1   addr2

1. How can i skip rows till table headers and read just the data from table in database or dataset using asp.net

2. How can we handle dynamic sheet names [sheet1$]while reading xls files?
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surajgupthaCommented:
Check this out
http://blogs.vbcity.com/hotdog/archive/2006/01/12/5777.aspx

It has code to convert a excel sheet to a datatable. Once this is done you can remove the rows you dont want manually and then bind it to a grid...

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iboutchkineCommented:
you can read any cell you want. Just skip the header part

 Dim oExcel As Object
        Dim wbk As Object
        Dim a As String

        oExcel = CreateObject("Excel.Application")

        wbk = oExcel.Workbooks.Open(Filename:="c:\temp\a.xls", UpdateLinks:=False, ReadOnly:=False)
        With wbk.ActiveSheet
            'read
            a = .Range("A1").Value
        End With ' wbk
        wbk.Close()
        wbk = Nothing
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