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    5 Star Lounger jujuraf's Avatar
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    Importing Excel files (VB.Net)

    I have VS.Net Enterprise Architect Beta 3 installed and have starting playing around with it. I'd like to use some Excel files as a data source and have been reading up on ADO.Net. I also have SQL Server installed and can get the sample databases to load in a datagrid (with help from a book I have) so that part works fine.

    From what I've been reading so far, the data source can be pretty much anything from a text file, XML, spreadsheet, etc. I can't find any examples, though on reading Excel spreadsheets. How do they need to be formatted to be read as a datasource? I have seen references to this but no sample code, all samples are for regular database tables. <img src=/S/blackteeth.gif border=0 alt=blackteeth width=20 height=20>

    Do I put each 'table' on its own sheet? Do I need column heades that match the field names in the destination database table? <img src=/S/scratch.gif border=0 alt=scratch width=25 height=29>

    Thnx, Deb

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    Super Moderator jscher2000's Avatar
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    Re: Importing Excel files (VB.Net)

    Maybe you could download some sample code for ADO-to-Excel (pre .NET), and use the conversion wizard? I don't have any code handy, but maybe you do or maybe you can find some at

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