Excel spreadsheet data to SQL Database

I have an Excel file containing 40,000 records. Is there a straightforward method to upload this data to a SQL database?
Gregory AmbroseAsked:
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Kyle AbrahamsSenior .Net DeveloperCommented:
you can use a distributed query to achieve that.

From:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/321686

SELECT * INTO XLImport3 FROM OPENDATASOURCE('Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0',
'Data Source=C:\test\xltest.xls;Extended Properties=Excel 8.0')...[Customers$]

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Note that the C:\ is relative to the server.
Brian CroweDatabase AdministratorCommented:
If it's just a one time thing then you can also just use the data import wizard in SSMS.  It gives you a little more control over datatypes etc.

https://www.mssqltips.com/sqlservertutorial/203/simple-way-to-import-data-into-sql-server/

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Gregory AmbroseAuthor Commented:
I initially had problems withi solution with an error message indicating that  AccessDatabaseEngine components were not installed on my machine. Once I downloaded and ran AccessDatabaseEngine.exe, it worked like a charm
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