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What is the quickest way to export an Oracle table to Excel?

Posted on 2008-10-20
Last Modified: 2013-12-18
What is the quickest way to export an Oracle data table to an excel sheet using Vb.Net (2008)?  I am currently reading in one row at a time and writing it to an excel sheet using a dataset.  However, the process takes hours to run.  There are approximately 60,000 rows to export.
Question by:Cwinde01
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Expert Comment

ID: 22758102
Bind your table to a datagrid or grid view
then export the datagrid or grid view to excel

Datagrid to excel

gridview to excel

Hope that helps

Author Comment

ID: 22758261
Though it appears TechTiger007 solution would work, I am looking for something that will not use a grid or require any form objects.  I have created a report engine that creates multiple excel reports using data from Oracle tables.  However one sheet on the report is a data dump into excel from an Oracle table.  An example of 1 report would be an excel workbook with a summary sheet, trended data sheet, and finally a detail sheet (data dump).  This a commad line application only, no forms.
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Accepted Solution

awking00 earned 500 total points
ID: 22758859
Rather than export Oracle table to excel, import Oracle table from excel. See attached.
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Author Comment

ID: 22759076
awking00 do you have code example that I could use in Vb.net?  I am using the excel com object.
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Expert Comment

ID: 22760587
Sorry, I don't use Vb.net. Not sure, but perhaps by importing the table using the excel query, there is underlying vb code that is written that could be accessed. Hopefully, some vb/excel experts might better be able to help.

Expert Comment

ID: 22764962

Using TOAD or SQL Navigator (both are products of Quest)
Just right click on the query output and save as and then choose XLS File


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