Select specific rows within Excel

Posted on 2010-01-10
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Last Modified: 2013-11-26
I have the following select

MyCommand = New System.Data.OleDb.OleDbDataAdapter("select * from [Sheet1$]", MyConnection)

How would I configure the select statement to start on a specific row (say row 14) and go until the there were no more rows with data?

Question by:Jedidia
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by:Wayne Taylor (webtubbs)
ID: 26279046
You can do that like this....

    MyCommand = New System.Data.OleDb.OleDbDataAdapter("select * from [Sheet1$14:65536]", MyConnection)


Author Comment

ID: 26284503
Hi Webtubbs - This works great for starting at row 14, but is there also a way to identify the last row with data and the select stops at that row?

I am passing this to a datatable and it adds ALOT of empty rows in my datatable..:)
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Wayne Taylor (webtubbs) earned 1000 total points
ID: 26287388
You can inform the DataAdapter to not include blank rows by using a WHERE clause....

    MyCommand = New System.Data.OleDb.OleDbDataAdapter("select * from [Sheet1$14:65536] WHERE F1 <> ''", MyConnection)

...where F1 is the first column. The second column would be F2, the third F3, etc.


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