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excel file Import into a DB - Getting NULL Values instead of numeric data

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Hi guys,

I am trying to import excel files using FEL -- The data in the file in a particular column is preceded by apostrophe like '5758585858 for few and without an apostrophe for few ...Now the Columns without an ' are coming in as NULL Values.. How to get the original values..

I have tried changing the extended properties as below with no luck..
"Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source=" ******** ";Extended Properties="Excel 8.0;IMEX=1;HDR=NO"
"Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source=" ******** ";Extended Properties="Excel 8.0;IMEX=1;HDR=YES"

Plz Help
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by:Emes
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this is excel pickyness.  Try to make the column a varchar and see what happens.

Not sure if this is the issue or not but it may be having trouble with ints and chars.

Try to also make it one field and make it work for that.  Then expand the data slowly so you can see any problems

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I did not get you.. But @ present the column is a Varchar
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by:PedroCGD
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Danny,
I think I was some time ago with a similar problem... could yo attach here a sample file?
Regards,
Pedro
www.pedrocgd.blogspot.com
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by:danny1620
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Hi Pedro...
I have atached the sample file.. I am concerned about the Corrected column and the Site Column.. As you see the corrected column has values as both text and number format .... I can change the Extended properties to get either the number or Text  ...but not both

Sample.xls
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Hi

Below change in the Properties Worked for me

"Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source=" ******** ";Extended Properties="Excel 8.0;IMEX=1;HDR=YES"

Thanks All
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by:Anthony Perkins
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<quote>
I have tried changing the extended properties as below with no luck..
"Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source=" ******** ";Extended Properties="Excel 8.0;IMEX=1;HDR=NO"
"Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source=" ******** ";Extended Properties="Excel 8.0;IMEX=1;HDR=YES"
...
Below change in the Properties Worked for me

"Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source=" ******** ";Extended Properties="Excel 8.0;IMEX=1;HDR=YES"
</quote

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by:danny1620
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I dont know why it did not work for the first time ... But did again..
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by:Anthony Perkins
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I knew it worked, but you had stated it did for you, that is why I saw no point in contributing.

It is covered in this article on DTS (but the same applies to SSIS):
Excel Inserts Null Values
http://www.sqldts.com/254.aspx
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