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Hi I am in the development of an application where I need to import excel to datagridview. I serached in google and came know the normal way of importing the excel to dataset and then filling the dataadapter and binding to datagridview, but I want to import in such a way that each column in excel is a row in my datagridview can anyone help me

Thanks in advance

public void Exel2Sql()
OdbcConnection connection;
SqlBulkCopy bulkCopy;
string ConnectionString = @"server="servername";database=" ";uid=" ";pwd=" ";";
//Use your SQL servername ,userID and Password.
string connstr = @"Driver={Microsoft Excel Driver (*.xls)};DriverId=790;Dbq=filepath";
using (connection = new OdbcConnection(connstr))
OdbcCommand command = new OdbcCommand("Select * FROM [Sheet1$]", connection);
//you can change [Sheet1$] with your sheet name
// Create DbDataReader to Data Worksheet
using (OdbcDataReader dr = command.ExecuteReader())
// Bulk Copy to SQL Server
using (bulkCopy = new SqlBulkCopy(ConnectionString))
bulkCopy.DestinationTableName = "Names";
//"Names" is the sql table where you want to copy all data.

Use this code to move the data from excel to SQL and then bind the data in gridview .

Hope this helps you.
CyborgForever 31-Aug-11 6:42am
can it be done directly to datagridview with the help of datatable instead of first hitting the DB
In your page load or button event enter the code:


	dynamic DBConnection = new OleDbConnection("Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;" + "Data Source=" + Server.MapPath("ur excel file location") + ";" + "Extended Properties=\"Excel 8.0;HDR=Yes\"");

	string SQLString = "SELECT * FROM [ur excel sheet name$]";
	dynamic DBCommand = new OleDbCommand(SQLString, DBConnection);
	System.Data.IDataReader DBReader = DBCommand.ExecuteReader();

	gv.DataSource = DBReader;


This code uses excel as DB and using a datareader binding the excel sheet values directy to gridview without hitting DB.

Hope this helps u..

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