Using C# (VS2005) and Excel 2000

Posted on 2009-04-16
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Last Modified: 2013-12-17
Anyone could send me a sample using OLEDB to read and write excel (2000) file using c# (2005)

BTW, I have installed the PIAsfor Office XP, is there any impact? and does anyone know how to remove these
(Install using gacutil and regedit, so I cannot delete this using Add/Remove Program)

Many Thanks
Question by:hoikar
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This approach is extremely useful when you need to read the  data from an Excel file fast and store the data in a DataTable for further usage.
using System.Data; 
using System.Data.OleDb; 
String sConnectionString =  
"Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;" + 
"Data Source=" + [Your Excel File Name Here] + ";" + 
"Extended Properties=Excel 8.0;"; 
OleDbConnection objConn = new OleDbConnection(sConnectionString); 
OleDbCommand objCmdSelect =new OleDbCommand("SELECT * FROM [Sheet1$]", objConn); 
OleDbDataAdapter objAdapter1 = new OleDbDataAdapter(); 
objAdapter1.SelectCommand = objCmdSelect; 
DataSet objDataset1 = new DataSet(); 

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Author Comment

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do I need to add any component or reference?
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Expert Comment

ID: 24156053
A reference to system.Data and System.Data.OleDb (both part of the .net framework)

Author Comment

ID: 24156076
As mention in the question, how to read and write?
Do I need to create  component - objAdapter1 for reading data

can you send me a sample project file for reference?
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Dhaest earned 1000 total points
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Complete examples can be found here:

Reading and Writing Excel using OLEDB

Reading and Writing Excel Spreadsheets Using ADO.NET C# DbProviderFactory

Reading and Writing Excel using OLEDB / Office Programming / C#

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