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Feeding Excel 2007 .XLSX doc to an SQL server

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 24, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Sql Server
 

I need some way to read in an Excel 2007 file (xlsx or xls) to a SQL database.  What's the best method to do this?  Do I convert to XML first?  Can I read in an XLS file instead?  Or is there a more suitable format to convert to?  The Excel file contains a very large table too large to print (except in large format printing).  All I want is to store this data in a database that, when queried, returns the same data in a table, but in different ways.  And are there some sample C# code that I could use, at least to show how to read the file in and write it to the database?  I can do everything else.  I'm using SQL server 2008 Developer edition.  Thanks.




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