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I am developing ETL Tool to import data from excel template and transform it before loading to sql database.

All table names ( in the excel sheets) are to be read dynamically. How do i read unknown table/Sheet name from the excel template, i have upto 20 Sheets? I have tried, [ " & SheetName & "$] or [Table_Name] ||[TableName] is not valid.

Any idea(s) on the VB.Net Codes (Framework 4) will be very much appreciated.Thanx guys
Updated 17-Aug-11 19:19pm
Mcmish 7-Jul-11 12:44pm    
Hi Dave, any solution for me as am in dire need of solution to the seeming puzzle. Thanx

This is an example code block but you must use this reference

Imports Excel = Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel

Code Block :
Dim xlApp As Excel.Application
        Dim xlWorkBook As Excel.Workbook
        Dim xlWorkSheet As Excel.Worksheet
        Dim range As Excel.Range
        Dim rCnt As Integer
        Dim cCnt As Integer
        Dim Obj As Object

        xlApp = New Excel.ApplicationClass
        xlWorkBook = xlApp.Workbooks.Open("c:\vbexcel.xlsx")
        xlWorkSheet = xlWorkBook.Worksheets(1)

        range = xlWorkSheet.UsedRange

        For rCnt = 1 To range.Rows.Count
            For cCnt = 1 To range.Columns.Count
                Obj = CType(range.Cells(rCnt, cCnt), Excel.Range)

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Maciej Los 6-Jul-11 16:25pm    
In this line: <pre lang="vb">xlWorkSheet = xlWorkBook.Worksheets(0)</pre> probably is error. Count of worksheets start from 1 to n.
Emrah Taylan 6-Jul-11 16:40pm    
Yes :) I forgat when I send answer, I am using c# :)
Mcmish 6-Jul-11 23:26pm    
Emrah, I quite appreciate, thanx alot but i must clarify a point that the Excel template is define differently by names WebTMA upto 4 different templates, so i dynamically chose the particular template and am able to display all the sheets in a combobox but i must specify one of the sheets's name before it works, so am required not to specify any specific sheet name so that any1 i chose from d combobox will be use. see my code below:

Private Sub Button2_Click_1(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button2.Click
XlsPath.Text = OpenFileDialog1.FileName

Dim excelConnectionString As System.Data.OleDb.OleDbConnection = New System.Data.OleDb.OleDbConnection("Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source= " & OpenFileDialog1.FileName & ";" + " Extended Properties=Excel 8.0")

'Connection to Excel Datasheet

'Fetching all sheets from the Excel Template (Function Call)
ComboBox1.DataSource = GetExcelSheetNames(SVTest:="")
'ComboBox1.DataSource = GetDataFromExcel(SVTest:="")

'OleDbCommand to Fetch Data from Columns and Rows of selected sheet
Dim cmd As New System.Data.OleDb.OleDbCommand("SELECT * FROM [Details$]", excelConnectionString)
Dim daCSV As New OleDbDataAdapter()
daCSV.SelectCommand = cmd
Dim dtCSV = New DataTable()
ListView1.Visible = True
ListBox2.Visible = True

Dim index As Integer
index = ComboBox1.FindStringExact(0)
Label5.Text = ("Number of Column(s) : " & dtCSV.Columns.Count)

End Sub

Here is where i have problem, the SELECT * FROM [ ], i don't wanna specify the sheet name "Details" so that i can also work on other sheet as well:

Dim cmd As New System.Data.OleDb.OleDbCommand("SELECT * FROM [Details$]", excelConnectionString)

Any solution will be appreciated.
Thanx once again
Hi All, thanx for your supports and contributions, i was able to use the
concept to solve the problem. Found below is the solution:

Dim f As New OpenFileDialog()
      f.Filter = "Excel files | *.xls"
      f.InitialDirectory = My.Application.Info.DirectoryPath

      If f.ShowDialog() = DialogResult.OK Then
          If f.FileName IsNot Nothing AndAlso f.CheckFileExists = True Then
              Me.SVTest = f.FileName
              Me.XlsPath.Text = f.FileName
              Label6.Text = ("Driver: ") & f.FileName

              dt = ODBConn.GetOleDbSchemaTable(OleDbSchemaGuid.Tables, Nothing)
              For Each row As DataRow In dt.Rows
                  Dim sq As New OleDbDataAdapter("select * from [" & row.Item("TABLE_NAME") & "]", ODBConn)

                  Dim XlsDT As New DataTable
                  XlsDT.TableName = row.Item("TABLE_NAME")


              End If
              End If
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