Read and Import Excel File into DataSet
In the previous examples we used Microsoft Excel 12.0 Object Library for read or write to and Excel file . In C# without using Excel Object we can insert , edit , delete , select etc. in cell content of an Excel file using OLEDB .
Here we are using OleDbConnection , OleDbDataAdapter , DataSet for doing these operations in an Excel file. You have to import System.Data in the project for doing these operations . For read the content from an Excel file using ADO.NET , We can use the SELECT command like in SQL Operations.
sample Select sql
Here is the sample Excel file .
Open the connection using OLEDB Provider(provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source='Your Filename';Extended Properties=Excel 8.0;)
Specify which data you want to read
Excel to Dataset
Here is the screen short after reading from Excel file in C# .
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