Import an excel spread sheet into SQL Server database and build the SQL Server table on the fly

I’m not a C# or VB developer can someone help me with C# or VB code that will import an excel spread sheet into SQL Server database and build the SQL Server table on the fly.

I need to develop an ETL Process that needs to load an excel spread sheet into a SQL Server Database. The amount of columns will be dynamic, but I do know that the name of the first three columns and the rest of the columns will be integer values. For example the spread sheet structure will be like so

My first idea was to use a distributed query like below, but this is not allowed in current environment that I’m in.
  'Data Source=C:\excel-sql-server.xlsx;Extended Properties=Excel 12.0')...[Sheet1$]

So I think my best option is script task and use C# or vb code that will do the same thing as the SQL code above.
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Ali HNDCommented:
I think this link is useful for you:
How to import data from Excel to SQL Server
Utkarsh KulkarniSr. Sw EngCommented:
More simple code you can get at

Or Code snippet like
            string sqlConnectionString = string.Format("Data Source=.\SQLEXPRESS;Initial Catalog=DbName;" + "Integrated Security=SSPI; User Instance=False");
            string excelConnectionString = string.Format("provider=Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0;Data Source =C:\\user\\ExcelFileName.xlsx; Extended Properties ='Excel 12.0 xml; HDR=YES;IMEX=1'");
            using (SqlConnection SQLconnection =
                new SqlConnection(sqlConnectionString))
            using (OleDbConnection connection =
                new OleDbConnection(excelConnectionString))
                OleDbCommand command = new OleDbCommand
                ("SELECT * INTO dbo.newTable FROM [SheetName$];", connection);

                using (OleDbDataReader dr = command.ExecuteReader())

                using (SqlBulkCopy bulkcopy =
                    new SqlBulkCopy(SQLconnection))
                    bulkcopy.DestinationTableName = "dbo.newTable";
                    Console.WriteLine("The data has been exported from Excel to SQL.");

        catch (Exception ex)

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