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Function to import excel data

Posted By:Rajshree       Posted Date: October 25, 2010    Points: 15    Category: File Operation    URL: http://www.dotnetspark.com  

here is a simple function used to export excel data Function takes 2 argument path of excel file and the name of sheet whose data you want to imp-ort

 protected DataTable ImportExcelData(string excelFilePath_, string sheetName_)
            //specify the sheet name you want to read
            string strSheetName = sheetName_;

            System.Data.OleDb.OleDbConnection MyConnection = null;
            System.Data.OleDb.OleDbDataAdapter MyCommand = null;
            DataSet excelData = null;
                MyConnection = new System.Data.OleDb.OleDbConnection("provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;data source='" + excelFilePath_ + "'; Extended Properties=Excel 8.0;");
                //Select the data from Sheet1 of the workbook.
                MyCommand = new System.Data.OleDb.OleDbDataAdapter("select * from [" + strSheetName + "$]", MyConnection);

                excelData = new DataSet();

                return excelData.Tables[0];
            catch (Exception ex)
                return null;
                if (MyConnection != null && MyConnection.State == ConnectionState.Open)
                if (excelData != null)


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