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Hello friends , I am saving an Excel sheet to my sql server table using file uplaoder. It is throwing this error " System.Data.OleDb.OleDbException: '' is not a valid name. Make sure that it does not include invalid characters or punctuation and that it is not too long .".
Please help me. Thanks in advance in friends.

This is my code.

protected void BtnSbmit_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)

        string _Path = "";
        string _Ext = "";
        string _FileName = "";

        bool _Uploaded = false;
        if (UploadExcel.HasFile)
            _Path = Server.MapPath("~/App_Data");
            _Ext = System.IO.Path.GetExtension(UploadExcel.FileName).ToLower();
            _FileName = UploadExcel.FileName;
            _Path = _Path + "\\" + _FileName;
            _Uploaded = true;

        if (_Uploaded)
            switch (_Ext)
                case ".xls":
                    string _XlsProvider = "Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source=" + _Path + ";Extended Properties='Excel 8.0;HDR=YES;IMEX=0'";
                    UploadSheet(_XlsProvider,_Path );
                case ".xlsx":
                    string _XlsxProvider = "Provider=Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0;Data Source=" + _Path + ";Extended Properties='Excel 12.0 Xml;HDR=YES;IMEX=0'";
                    UploadSheet(_XlsxProvider, _Path);
    //Method responsible for bulk uploading data onto the sql server.
    private void UploadSheet(string _Provider,string spath)
        string _Query = "select a,b,c,d,e,f,g,h,i,j,k,l,m,n.o from ["+spath+"]";//Query to select Name from the Excel sheet(Sheet1$)
        using (var myConnection = new OleDbConnection(_Provider))
        using (var destinationConnection = new System.Data.SqlClient.SqlConnection(System.Configuration.ConfigurationManager.
ConnectionStrings["superConnection"].ConnectionString))//Database Connection String
        using (var bulkCopy = new System.Data.SqlClient.SqlBulkCopy(System.Configuration.ConfigurationManager.
ConnectionStrings["superConnection"].ConnectionString))//Database Connection String
            string table = "orders";
            bulkCopy.DestinationTableName = table;//Destination Table name on the SQL Server.
            using (var myCommand = new OleDbCommand(_Query, myConnection))
                var myReader = myCommand.ExecuteReader();
Updated 3-Oct-11 1:20am
CodingLover 3-Oct-11 5:47am    
Can you please post the complete stack trace you ends with?

1 solution


I guess SQL won't agree to store characters that it uses as delimiters.. I do not use Microsoft SQL but I do store binary data in a SQLite database and it works fine only for BLOB fields...


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