How do I importer excel using VB2010?

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I want to importer an Excel spreadsheet. Is there a library that can help me with this?

EDIT: Specifically, I'm using Visual Studio 2010 and Visual Basic, so I need a library that fits these requirements and can import Excel spreadsheets.

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How do I importer excel using VB2010?



You can try writing a simple class in VB.NET as below.

Public Class ExcelImporter

    Public Sub Import()


        Dim ExcelConnection  As System.Data.OleDb.OleDbConnection

        Dim dtExcel As System.Data.DataSet

        Dim ExcelCommand As System.Data.OleDb.OleDbDataAdapter

        ExcelConnection  = New System.Data.OleDb.OleDbConnection("provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source='C:ExcelFileName.xls';Extended Properties=Excel 8.0;")

        ExcelCommand = New System.Data.OleDb.OleDbDataAdapter("select * from [Sheet1$]", ExcelConnection )

        ExcelCommand.TableMappings.Add("Table", "ExcelSheet")

        dtExcel = New System.Data.DataSet



        Return dtExcel;


    End Sub

End Class


What the code does is it finds a excel file stored in a physical location on your computer and retrieve the data in specified excel sheet in to a dataset and then returns the dataset. Now you are able to perform any operation using the dataset returned by the method.

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