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When getting data from excelsheet to C# dataset :
I am using
 
connectionString = "Provider=Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0;Data Source=" + fileName + ";Extended Properties=\"Excel 8.0;IMEX=1;HDR=NO;\"";
 
and
 
connectionString = "Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source=" + fileName + ";Extended Properties=\"Excel 8.0;IMEX=1;HDR=NO;\"";

I have to make general formatting for column(s), so that able to update Database as integer column.
 
Ex
 
12,220 --> 12220
15,445 --> 15445
55,881 --> 55881
 
Number(-1,234) --> Number(General)
 
I don't want fix(s) by row (by) row operation
 
it will degrade performance
Posted 11-Oct-12 0:18am
vino20121.4K
Edited 11-Oct-12 0:19am
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JJ Raj at 11-Oct-12 20:53pm
   
Have you tried string.Format ?
vino2012 at 12-Oct-12 4:03am
   
If I am doing string.format, I have to go [row][column]
Expecting performance, Excel sheet contains around 6 Lakhs records

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Solution 1

Formatting has nothing to do with importing data from MS Excel sheet.
 
Read this: Import Excel File to DataSet[^]
 
If you use: Provider=Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0 driver, the Extended Properties can NOT use Excel 8.0 value.
 
More about it, you'll find at: http://www.connectionstrings.com/excel[^] and http://www.connectionstrings.com/excel-2007[^]
Read carefuly about IMEX option Wink | ;)
 
But, if you got trouble with separator for thousends and decimals, try to manually change it[^] or use CultureInfo (System.Globalization)[^] class to change it programmatically (to imitate other settings).
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vino2012 at 12-Oct-12 4:06am
   
Thanks, I fixed by removing IMEX=1. Default its IMEX=0 checking first 8 rows of data and it deciding the column type and also removing Excel format.
Maciej Los at 12-Oct-12 10:59am
   
Thank you for accepting solution ;)
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