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Problems reading certain columns in a Excel spreadsheet...

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We have written an app that lets a client load excel spreadsheets in to a
database. Most of the time this is working OK but occasionally we get a file
that simply misses a column in the spreadsheet, or sometimes it will only
read a few hundred lines from the spreadsheet.

There are no obvious formatting/data irregularities that I can see but if I
save the file as .CSV, open that and save it as .XLS again the file then
works fine.

Has anyone got any idea why this might be happening/how to fix it?

Thanks in advance,


The code:

cnExcel = New OleDbConnection("Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0; Data Source
= c:\test.xls;Extended Properties=Excel 8.0;")
lookup = cnExcel.GetOleDbSchemaTable(OleDbSchemaGuid.Tables , Nothing)
Dim cmdExcel As New OleDbCommand("SELECT * FROM [" &
lookup.Rows(0)("TABLE_NAME") & "]", cnExcel)
Dim drExcel As OleDbDataReader
drExcel = cmdExcel.ExecuteReader

Do While drExcel.Read
for i = 0 to drExcel.FieldCount
txtOut.appendText(drExcel(i) & vbcrlf)
txtOut.appendText(vbcrlf & vbcrlf)

'then close & tidy etc...
Nov 21 '05 #1
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