SSIS Excel Import losing the number fields

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I have a Excel 2003 spreadsheet that has a table of data and I'm trying to import in to SQL Server 2012 database, but I am losing the numbers from the spreadsheet.

The cells with the numbers are made up of just a number in the cell and some are formulas.

Has anyone come across this problem before?

Thank you for reading

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Vikas GargBusiness Intelligence DeveloperCommented:
Hi,

In the Excel the data you can see is integer but default data type while extracting data from Excel will be varchar and while Loading that data to SQL table which has int data type the data might not getting matched and hence it is losing.

Just use derived column / Conversion colum and convert that field to integer.
That will do
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Jim HornMicrosoft SQL Server Developer, Architect, and AuthorCommented:
Can you expand on 'losing the number fields', with perhaps a screen shot or data mockup?

Smoke?  Magic?  Mirrors?  Losing My Religion by REM?  Having a hard time picturing this.

>and some are formulas.
Hmm. Not sure if the formula-calculated value will import..
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SQLSearcherAuthor Commented:
Hello Experts
I have been able to import the data now by copying the table of data from the worksheet, creating a new work sheet and pasting the table at the top of the work sheet.

The table is on row 31 and I tried to move all data from the Excel spreadsheet into a CSV file, but all the number fields are blank, when I look at the preview in the SSIS none of the numbers are displayed and none get exported.

I would like to resolve the issue as I may get the same error again in the future.

Formula-calculated fields do get imported as expected when I copy and paste the data.

Regards

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SQLSearcherAuthor Commented:
Hello
I was able to import data after moving the data to a new worksheet.

Regards

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