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I am using this syntax to read my excel file into SQL Server Management Studio 2008

FROM OPENROWSET('Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0',
                'Excel 8.0;Database=C:\proj\test.xls',
                'SELECT * FROM [Sheet1$]')

But it throws error

The OLE DB provider "Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0" for linked server "(null)" reported an error. The provider did not give any information about the error.

I am suspecting JET OLEDB is not installed on my Windows XP. Although I do see the MsJet40.dll dll in System32 folder

When I look in Control Panel -> Adminstrators tools -> ODBC Admin, I do not see OLE DB in the drivers list. Could this a problem. If yes can someone guide me how to install it.

I went to[^] but after installation, it says I already have the latest updates. Can someone help.
Updated 20-Apr-12 2:57am

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sharp_k 20-Apr-12 10:54am    
Awesome. Great help. I did follow this before, apparently the default name it chooses for destination table is wrong. This tutorial walks you step by step. Thanks
kimberly wind 20-Apr-12 11:02am    
Okie enjoy :)

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