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Reading Data From Excel to SQL in C#

Posted on 2011-03-07
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Hi,

i am trying to read Data from an Excel sheet into a SQL Database.
The attached code works, except for the Selection string. It does not allow me to use the "Print Area" as a selection source.

Does anybody know how i can use the Print Area as a selection source?

Thanks
OleDbConnection DBConnection = new OleDbConnection("Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;" + "Data Source=" + @"c:/temp/lpa.xls" + ";" 
            + "Extended Properties=\"Excel 8.0;HDR=Yes;IMEX=1\"");
        DBConnection.Open();

        string SQLString = @"Select * FROM [RR Door LH$.Print_Area]";
        OleDbCommand DBCommand = new OleDbCommand(SQLString, DBConnection);
        IDataReader DBReader = DBCommand.ExecuteReader();

        using (IDataReader DBReader = DBCommand.ExecuteReader())
        {
            string SQLCOnnectionString = @"Data Source=localhost\SQLEXPRESS; Initial Catalog=Test; Integrated Security=True";

            using (SqlBulkCopy bulkcopy = new SqlBulkCopy(SQLCOnnectionString))
            {
                bulkcopy.DestinationTableName = "ExcelData";
                bulkcopy.WriteToServer(DBReader);
            }
            DBReader.Close();
        }

        GridView1.DataSource = DBReader;
        GridView1.DataBind();

        DBReader.Close();
        DBConnection.Close();

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Question by:ktpoitm
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Thanks agarwalrahul,

i looked at the links you posted and it is not really addressing the issue.
Both links use the the following select statement:

"select * from [Sheet1$]", oconn"

This select statement will select everything in sheet one. I tried it, but it takes a long time for the query. I would like to just query the Print Area instead of the whole sheet.
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Sebastian_OH earned 2000 total points
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You can use the following select query:

"Select * FROM [Sheet1$Print_Area]"

That should do the trick
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