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I want to write an Excel file with a dataset . How can this be done?
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by:JHalliday
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I'm making some assumptions here as your question is a little vague but I'm assuming you have knowledge of Visual Basic and understand the concept of "for each" looping.

The easiest way to do what you need is to write the data set to a CSV file that can be opened in Excel. Therefore you will need to do the following (this is in pseudo code)

Create dataset
Declare an empty string called strOutput
Open a new empty file four output and put it in Append mode

For each row in dataset

   For each column in the row
      Read each field and add to a strOutput + ","
   Loop each column

   Write strOutput to the output file[/indent]
Loop each row

close the file
empty the dataset

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Hope this makes sense

Regards

Jon
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by:VBdotnet2005
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I found this object. It works pretty good. I have datatable and I want to save it to Excel file. Now, I want to get rid of header name. It displays "column1, column2, etc".
http://closedxml.codeplex.com/
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JHalliday earned 2000 total points
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Set the name property of each of your data table columns to what you want otherwise there isn't a way to do this as your treating the data as a DataTable in Excel and you have to have column names in the Excel DataTable.

If you save it as a CSV it can still be opened in Excel and doesn't require column names.
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